yum on freebsd 9: No module named sqlite

Oscar Hodgson oscar.hodgson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 20:53:49 UTC 2015

Update: yum & createrepo builds / works on 10.1 (with current portsnap).  This added 85 new packages (it’s a pretty clean machine).

Is there anyway to instruct port builds to ‘just build all dependencies with the default options and let me know if it doesn’t work out?’


On Jun 22, 2015, at 11:36 AM, Oscar Hodgson <oscar.hodgson at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi folks,

Is anyone running yum successfully on release 9?

I am trying to get a yum repository running on FreeBSD 9-RELEASE-p17 in order to replace a Linux machine.  /usr/ports is current.  sysutils/yum (3.4.3_2) builds cleanly, ‘yum’ fails to start with the above error.  Yum is essentially 100% python.

/usr/ports/databases/py-sqlite3 is installed.  There is no ‘py-sqlite’ package in ports.  This error extends to various yum components (i.e. import sqlitesack, import sqlutils, and so forth).

I am stymied.  Going through the ports code has not been enlightening.  Any suggestions?


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