Help needed: Upgrading packages broke my system

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Tue Apr 6 02:31:53 UTC 2021

I have been seriously remiss in keeping my old 12.0-RELEASE system up
to date.  I am trying to rectify that now.

I have just tried to do "pkg upgrade" and after a bit of initial fooling
around (e.g. to remove packages which no longer exist) I managed to get
the process to make some progress, and indeed about 608 packages were
ostensibly upgraded, however now the Xorg server won't start, and I do
have reason to believe that this may relate to a number of errors that
were flagged during the various package upgrades, all of which looked
like this: /lib/ version FBSD_1.6 required by /usr/local/lib/ not found

There is an existing /lib/ file on the system in question,
but it si quite obviously out of date, with mod date set to Dec 6, 2018.

I have made an effort to find out what package this file belongs to as

  pkg info --file /lib/
  pkg info --file

In both cases I got back only the error:

   pkg: No package(s) matching <<filename>>

Please advise.  How do I get this file updated so as to restore the
system in question to something resembling a useful state.

Thanks in adavance for any assistance.

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