Missing pkg-descr

Wayne Sierke ws at au.dyndns.ws
Wed Dec 13 16:49:17 PST 2006


On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 12:27 -0600, Wayne M. Barnes wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD,
> 
>     Did something happen to the location for the "pkg-descr" so
> that ports can't find it?  The following happens to me a lot,
> for many packages:
> 
> ===>  Installing for gmake-3.81_1
> ===>   Generating temporary packing list
> ** Missing pkg-descr for gmake-3.81_1.
> *** Error code 1
> 
> Stop in /usr/ports/devel/gmake.
> *** Error code 1
> 
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/open-motif.
> *** Error code 1
> 
>     A workaround is to add this package with pkg_add -rv, but this
> is tiresome, since I must do it many times to finish a complicated
> port (this time the port is java/jdk15).
> 
>     This happened on a new install of
> FreeBSD poweredge.etaq.com 6.2-RC1 FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 #0: Thu Nov 16 05:12:08 
> UTC 2006     root at opus.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP  i386
> 
%ll /usr/ports/devel/gmake/pkg-descr
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  215 May 18  2000 /usr/ports/devel/gmake/pkg-descr

If the file doesn't exist, is there anything unusual re the maintenance
of the ports tree on that system? Perhaps old files were pruned, etc.?

Refreshing the ports tree ought to fix it.


Wayne

P.S. This probably ought to have gone to ports@ or questions at .



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