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Date:      Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:33:00 +0200
From:      Jan Beich <jbeich@vfemail.net>
To:        Dimitri Minaev <minaev@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, ports-secteam@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Missing packages after upgrade
Message-ID:  <60dq-4khv-wny@FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <34ee100d-3014-9820-e1cb-a14c66d5a87d@gmail.com> (Dimitri Minaev's message of "Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:40:46 +0400")
References:  <34ee100d-3014-9820-e1cb-a14c66d5a87d@gmail.com>

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Dimitri Minaev <minaev@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
>
> I have a virtual machine running FreeBSD. Last week the OS was upgraded
> from 10.1 to 11.1-RELEASE. After the upgrade I tried to install Firefox,
> but `pkg' cannot find the package in the repository:
>
> $ sudo pkg install firefox
> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> FreeBSD repository is up to date.
> All repositories are up to date.
> pkg: No packages available to install matching 'firefox' have been found
> in the repositories
>
> $ sudo pkg search firefox
> esteidfirefoxplugin-3.8.0.1115 Digital signing with Estonian ID card in
> Firefox
> linux-firefox-45.9.0,2         Web browser based on the browser portion
> of Mozilla
> xpi-firefox-showcase-0.9.5.6   Easily locate and select any open browser
> window
>
> Firefox is present in the ports directory, but not in the packages
> database. I updated the database using -f option, but the result was the
> same. I don't know if there are any other lost packages, but it seems
> very probable. What's happened? How do I get the full database?

firefox was missing for a few days due to a fallout from r447542. Try again.

Disappearing packages issue was also discussed on the recent devsummit.
ports-secteam@ maintains quarterly branches exactly to avoid this but
sometimes mistakes happen.

http://beefy3.nyi.freebsd.org/data/110amd64-quarterly/447639/logs/errors/firefox-54.0.1_1,1.log
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=221361
https://wiki.freebsd.org/DevSummit/201708/Desktop#Ports



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