Missing packages after upgrade

Jan Beich jbeich at vfemail.net
Mon Aug 14 08:33:04 UTC 2017

Dimitri Minaev <minaev at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a virtual machine running FreeBSD. Last week the OS was upgraded
> from 10.1 to 11.1-RELEASE. After the upgrade I tried to install Firefox,
> but `pkg' cannot find the package in the repository:
> $ sudo pkg install firefox
> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> FreeBSD repository is up to date.
> All repositories are up to date.
> pkg: No packages available to install matching 'firefox' have been found
> in the repositories
> $ sudo pkg search firefox
> esteidfirefoxplugin- Digital signing with Estonian ID card in
> Firefox
> linux-firefox-45.9.0,2         Web browser based on the browser portion
> of Mozilla
> xpi-firefox-showcase-   Easily locate and select any open browser
> window
> Firefox is present in the ports directory, but not in the packages
> database. I updated the database using -f option, but the result was the
> same. I don't know if there are any other lost packages, but it seems
> very probable. What's happened? How do I get the full database?

firefox was missing for a few days due to a fallout from r447542. Try again.

Disappearing packages issue was also discussed on the recent devsummit.
ports-secteam@ maintains quarterly branches exactly to avoid this but
sometimes mistakes happen.


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