Problem with poudriere after updating to FreeBSD 12

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Mon Dec 17 14:24:34 UTC 2018

On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:12:31 +0000, Matthew Seaman stated:

>On 17/12/2018 13:57, Carmel NY wrote:
>> So, I guess what I want to know is why is this error happening and how do I
>> correct it? I wanted to completely empty the repository but I don't know
>> how to do that safely. Other than that, how do I force poudriere to do a
>> complete rebuild of all the installed ports on this system using the
>> correct information?  
>Update the poudriere jail to match your new OS version -- otherwise 
>you'll end up building 11.x packages to install onto a 12.x system.  It 
>often turns out easiest/quickest to just delete the jail and re-install 
>the new one.
>Poudriere will realise that the jail version has changed and will 
>rebuild everything for you.  However, to be super safe, use the '-c' 
>option to your 'poudriere bulk' command, which cleans out the package 
>repository before rebuilding it.  This will rebuild _everything_ in your 
>repo, so allow plenty of time.
>	Cheers,
>	Matthew

My second approach was to delete the jail and then recreate it. That did
not seem to do the trick though. I will try the "-c" options to see if it will
rebuild everything.

Thanks :)


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