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Date:      Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:31:56 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Scott Ballantyne <sdb@ssr.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1310141426160.89896@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20131014174833.58154.qmail@irelay.ssr.com>
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On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote:

>>> I'm following the recipe at the end of man portmaster for deleting and
>>> reinstalling all my ports, which I have done many times in the
>>> past. This time, I am getting errors on the portmaster -Faf step
>>> involving deleted ports, and I'm not sure how to deal with this
>>> easily.
>>
>> What errors, exactly?
>
> Well, for example:
>
> portmaster -Faf
> it starts to fetch a bunch of files
> it finds a port which has been deleted, such as
> linux-base-fc4
> and it says, "linux-base-fc4" has been deleted.
> terminating
> terminating
> terminating
> etc.

That's correct.  linux_base-fc4 is long gone (years), replaced by 
linux_base-f10.  portmaster sees no way to upgrade that port, so 
evidently it quits.

If you have ports that far out of date, the upgrade process is going to 
be long.  Ports where the system does not know the replacement will have 
to be handled manually.

>>> So, I am seeking expert advice here. Is there a way to automate this
>>> and keep myself out of trouble, or do I need to do a 'port-by-port'
>>> upgrade of each port?
>>
>> It should "just work".  Have you converted to pkgng?
>>
>
> I dream of the day that the ports system will "just work". I don't use
> binary packages, are you saying that pkgng will deal with this issue
> automatically?

No, the concern was that you might have already converted to pkgng but 
still used the old package tools.



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