On Thursday 25 May 2006 19:03, John Nielsen wrote: > Quoting Robert Huff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > Robertsen A. Riehle writes: > >> Say that the /var/db/pkg directory had been recursively erased > >> off of a workstation that had ~300 packages on it. And, let's > >> hypothetically say that this workstation's ports tree was up to > >> date as of yesterday. Is there any hope of rectifying this or is > >> this workstation is a static ports state forever??? > > > > 1) Is there no back-up? > > 2) Unless you clear it regularly, look in > > Also if you act before the weekly(?) periodic script rebuilds the > locate database, you could use the output of "locate /var/db/pkg" to > help you determine what was there. This is really good idea except the locate database was already updated.
> > /usr/ports/distfiles. On my system, I'd also check pkgtools.conf. > > Start with things with a lot of dependencies (OpenOffice, Mozilla, > > KDE/gnome, Java, Emacs, etc.) and reinstall by hand. It appears that this is really the only way to solve the problem. Except, if there is nothing in /var/db/pkg, make install does nothing. So, I tried pkg_add -r gcc41 and the following result revealed a more substantial problem. su-2.05b# pkg_add -r gcc41 (Before I compile all of KDE and find out that it didn't work, I decided to try something small...) Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-stable/Latest/gcc41.tbz... /var: write failed, filesystem is full info/gcc41/gccint.info: Write error: No space left on device Done. ^C /var: write failed, filesystem is full Signal 2 received, cleaning up.. But.... su-2.05b# df -h /var Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ad0s2d 248M 183M 45M 80% /var Surely, a gcc package doesn't take up 45M. What is going on here? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"