portmaster -af fails due to dead port - HELP

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 3 11:58:20 UTC 2015

On Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:06:50 -0400
William F. Dudley Jr. wrote:


> https://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.3R/installation.html
> And it says "users of systems being upgraded from FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE
> or earlier will be prompted by freebsd-update(8) to rebuild all
> third-party applications (e.g., ports installed from the ports
> tree)".  So I need to rebuild the ports.

You don't need to rebuild them, just replace them with packages built
against the new  base system using pkg. I expect the freebsd-update
message was written before pkg was created.

I think at this point it might be simpler to do a pkg delete -a and
install the packages you want.

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