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Date:      Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:42:48 -0500
From:      Daniel Staal <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Portmanager Status Report Gone
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In-Reply-To: <20120115153520.62812867@scorpio>
References:  <> <20120115103332.09d5f2ca@scorpio> <> <20120115122547.0b71e16c@scorpio> <> <20120115153520.62812867@scorpio>

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--As of January 15, 2012 3:35:20 PM -0500, Jerry is alleged to have said:

> You don't have to manually erase the tree. I believe that:
> 	"portsnap fetch extract"
> is all you need to do to replace the ports tree with a fresh copy. It
> won't hurt anything since it doesn't touch the configuration files.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Done, and it didn't fix my problem.  Something's obviously gone seriously 
weird with my system.

What would happen if I did blow away the config files?  What's the minimum 
necessary for my system to be able to manage it's ports collection?  I 
really don't want to reinstall from scratch over this (If nothing else, 
it's my main fileserver.  I've got backups, but that would take ages.), but 
I'm thinking rebuilding my ports database from bare bones sounds like it 
might be a good idea.

Daniel T. Staal

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