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Date:      Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:42:33 +0400
From:      Dimitri Minaev <minaev@gmail.com>
To:        Jan Beich <jbeich@vfemail.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Missing packages after upgrade
Message-ID:  <d6d52f54-5048-8db6-6ff3-76022a724dd7@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <60dq-4khv-wny@FreeBSD.org>
References:  <34ee100d-3014-9820-e1cb-a14c66d5a87d@gmail.com> <60dq-4khv-wny@FreeBSD.org>

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You were right, today the updated database contains all firefox-related
packages. Thank you for the detailed answer.


On 08/14/2017 12:33 PM, Jan Beich wrote:
> 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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