Lewis McLouth wrote: > Hello. > > When I run the command pkgdb -Fu, I get the response > > [Rebuilding the pkgdb <format:dbm_hash> in /var/db/pkg ... can't convert > String into Integer: Cannot update the pkgdb!] > > I think I know where I goofed, so here's the story on my suspected mistake. > > I just upgraded from RELENG_5_4 to RELENG_6, which went fairly smooth. > I'm now upgrading my ports but I was foolish today and ran portupgrade > without first reading /usr/ports/UPDATING. I think this is the source > of my problem (as in, running the command. Of course not reading > UPDATING is another problem! but I don't need help with that). > So, I first ran > > portupgrade -arR > > portupgrade did not upgrade linux_base-8 and instead reported that it > was marked as IGNORE and to use linux_base-fc-4. So, I ran the commands > > cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-8 > make deinstall > cd ../linux_base-fc-4 > make install clean > > This it did fine, but when I now try to run pkgdb -Fu, I get the > following output: > > [Rebuilding the pkgdb <format:dbm_hash> in /var/db/pkg ... can't convert > String into Integer: Cannot update the pkgdb!] > > I then read /usr/ports/UPDATING, saw that linux_base-8 was dropped and > replaced by linux_base-fc-4. > > So, I then did the suggested command. > > portupgrade -f -o emulators/linux_base-fc4 linux_base\* > > This produced > > [Rebuilding the pkgdb <format:dbm_hash> in /var/db/pkg ... [Rebuilding > the pkgdb <format:dbm_hash> in /var/db/pkg ... ** Database file locked. > Waiting. > ** Timeout. Lock looks dead. Remove it. > /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:261:in `origin': can't > convert String into Integer: Cannot update the pkgdb!] (PkgDB::DBError) > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkginfo.rb:178:in `origin' > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:977:in `tsort_build' > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:971:in `tsort_build' > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:993:in `sort_build' > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:997:in `sort_build!' > from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:705:in `main' > from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/optparse.rb:815:in `initialize' > from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:216:in `main' > from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:2048 > > I've googled for the phrase 'pkgdb "Lock looks dead"' and various > combinations of the output hoping to learn how to unlock pkgdb.db but > with no luck. Plus, I cannot locate pkgdb.dg with > > ls -a /var/db/pkg > > My questions are: How do I remove the lock on pkgdb? Where does > pkgdb.db go when its locked? find does not locate it. I ran > > find / pkgdb.db | grep pkgdb.db > find: pkgdb.db: No such file or directory > > Also, if pkgdb.db was deleted, how do I rebuild the pkgdb.db? (pkgdb -f > does not rebuild pkgdb.db, I just checked) > > The output of uname -a and ls /var/db/pkg are attached. > > Any help would be appreciated. >
Hi, I'm not an expert, but I'll chuck my 2c in this. I once had a disagreement with pkgdb myself. The conflict ended up by removing the contents of: /var/db/ports /var/db/pkg Before that, I deinstalled all packages though. After the cleansing session, I reinstalled all ports from scratch. pkgdb is happy now. The thing is, I only had around 10 packages installed, so rebuilding them wasn't an issue for me. For sure that was dirty but quick. Cheers, Mikhail. -- Mikhail Goriachev Webanoide Telephone: +61 (0)3 62252501 Mobile Phone: +61 (0)4 38255158 E-Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web: http://www.webanoide.org PGP Key ID: 0x4E148A3B PGP Key Fingerprint: D96B 7C14 79A5 8824 B99D 9562 F50E 2F5D 4E14 8A3B _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"