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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 18:06:52 -0500
From:      Eduardo Cerejo <ejcerejo@optonline.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Portmanager gives me an error message
Message-ID:  <20090123180652.0de8fe5c.ejcerejo@optonline.net>
In-Reply-To: <20090123062819.1321855e@scorpio>
References:  <20090122200026.08be1e7a.ejcerejo@optonline.net> <20090123062819.1321855e@scorpio>

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On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:28:19 -0500
Jerry <gesbbb@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 20:00:26 -0500
> Eduardo Cerejo <ejcerejo@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> >I'm trying to upgrade any port with portmanager because portupgrade
> >keeps failing all the time.  No matter what port I try to upgrade I
> >get this error:
> >
> >sudo portmanager x11/xterm -l -u
> >Password:
> >MGrStrlen error: NULL marker not found in string
> >Assertion failed: (0), function MGrStrlen, file MGrStrlen.c, line 54.
> >Abort
> >
> >I'm running FreeBSD 7.1 release.
> 
> I am assuming you have the latest version of portmanager and an updated
> ports tree. Try just running portmanager in a generic fashion; i.e.:
> 
> 	portmanager -u -l -p -y
> 
> See if that corrects the problem. Also, can you run it as root rather
> than using sudo? I have no idea if that would make any difference;
> however, I never use sudo when running portmanager myself.
> 
> Also, you probably have portsclean installed. Clean out
> your /usr/ports/distfiles directory and then run:
> 
> 	portsclean -CLP
> 
> Prior to running portmanger. It cannot hurt and it might fix something.
> 
> You might also consider doing a deinstall/reinstall of portmanger if
> you feel the program might have gotten damaged.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Jerry
> gesbbb@yahoo.com
> 
> FOR SALE:
> 	Parachute.  Used once.
> 	Never opened.  Slightly Stained.
> 

It makes no difference at all.  I get the same kind of errors. Do you know if portmaster is less buggy than portupgrade?



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