Fwd: Package database
j.ballantine at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 12:52:07 UTC 2013
Sorry these didn't get to the list.
gmail responses only to sender and not cc,
it also seems to top post.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Ballantine <j.ballantine at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Package database
To: Freddie Cash <fjwcash at gmail.com>
I looked in /var/db and there is not dir/file named backup. There is a dir
named pkg.bak but it is empty.
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Jim Ballantine <j.ballantine at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade with portmaster and getting:
> portmaster -Gadv
> ===>>> Sorting ports by category
> ===>>> Gathering distinfo list for installed ports
> ===>>> No ORIGIN in /var/db/pkg/ORBit2-2.14.19/+CONTENTS
> ===>>> No ORIGIN in /var/db/pkg/R-3.0.1/+CONTENTS
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Freddie Cash <fjwcash at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Jim Ballantine <j.ballantine at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> My /var/db/pkg has become corrupt, and I can't find an archive of it to
>>> install in it's place. Does one exist and if so where? If not any
>>> ideas on
>>> how to rebuild the db?
>> Are you using PKGng or the old pkg_* tools?
>> Meaning, is your data stored as individual files under
>> /var/db/pkg/PORTNAME/*, or as a single sqlite database under /var/db/pkg?
>> If using PKGng, there's a backup copy under /var/db/backup*
>> If using the older pkg_* tools, you're screwed. :)
>> Freddie Cash
>> fjwcash at gmail.com
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