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Date:      Wed, 31 May 2006 10:42:35 +1000
From:      Sam Lawrance <boris@brooknet.com.au>
To:        matt@genesi-usa.com
Cc:        freebsd-ports@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Screwed ports tree/package database on my server
Message-ID:  <984903E1-1729-4837-B544-44294F8BA514@brooknet.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <000101c68407$8ed29240$99dfdfdf@bakuhatsu.net>
References:  <000101c68407$8ed29240$99dfdfdf@bakuhatsu.net>

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On 31/05/2006, at 2:38 AM, Matt Sealey wrote:

>
> Hi
>
> I seem to have come across some serious corruption in the package  
> database
> and/or tools by some method or other.
>
> The basic symptom is that dependencies reported by pkgdb -F are of the
> form
>
> apache-2.2.2 -> Terminated
>
> These ports have empty directories in /var/db/pkg (no +COMMENTS or  
> +REQUIRED_BY
> etc.)
>
> Every port I install tries to depend on apxs for some reason; isn't  
> this
> the Apache module tool? Why would libiconv and so on require apxs?  
> Why would
> lighttpd require it?

Do you have any thing set in /etc/make.conf?  Sometimes this kind of  
problem can be caused by misusing some internal ports variables.





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