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Date:      Wed, 6 May 2020 08:03:12 -0500
From:      Kyle Evans <kevans@freebsd.org>
To:        Christoph Kukulies <kuku@kukulies.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: pkg-static update failed - FreeBSD.meta has wrong version 2
Message-ID:  <CACNAnaFkEZ4_Xb8zX498aWVxzHANAryUEfeKeUgxj0uSzigoEw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <CA1991B5-2BD1-4BAA-BF12-B4915157F543@kukulies.org>
References:  <CA1991B5-2BD1-4BAA-BF12-B4915157F543@kukulies.org>

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On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 7:14 AM Christoph Kukulies <kuku@kukulies.org> wrote:
>
> I have a FreeBSD-11.0 installed on a VM and was trying to install some packages.
>
> pkg search already failed with some error saying FreeBSD.meta has wrong version 2.
>
> So I decided to upgrade to FreeBSD 12.1
>
> This seems to have worked:
>
> uname -a
>
> FreeBSD fbsd 12.1-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p3 GENERIC. amd64
>
> But trying to update pkg still fails:
>
> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> Fetching meta.txz: . done
> repository FreeBSD has no meta file, using default settings
> Fetching packagesite.txz: .......... done
> Unable to open created repository FreeBSD
> Unable to update repository FreeBSD
> Error updating repositories!
> y meta /var/db/pkg/FreeBSD.meta has wrong version 2
> pkg-static: repository meta /var/db/pkg/FreeBSD.meta has wrong version 2
> pkg-static: Repository FreeBSD load error: meta cannot be loaded No error: 0
>

You need a `pkg bootstrap -f` to re-install pkg and fix this.



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