On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:


I inherited a FreeBSD 4.8 box that had a lot of out of date ports on it. in
trying to fix some of this, i seem to have screwed up the package or
ports system in a way i cant manage to fix.

For example if i try to run "portversion" i get:

 undefined method `each' for nil:NilClass
 /usr/local/sbin/portversion:239: [BUG] Bus Error

from Ruby (ruby 1.8.5 is up to date on the system).

If i try to run "pkg_info" I quickly get:

 pkg_info: read_plist: bad command '@conflicts apache+ipv6-1.*'

(i googled for similar problems and there were a few other reports
of this, with other packages, but no suggestion of how to fix them.)

If i try to rebuild my ports index, I get

 gnopernicus-0.12.0: "/usr/ports/accessibility/gnome-speech" non-existent --
 dependency list incomplete"

and nothing will go further.

How can i get all of this sorted? i was really hoping to be able to update
most of this sytem but now i cant even get started to find out what needs it :-(


That is really quite an old version of FSBD. If possible, I think you would be well served by updating to the latest version - 6.1 - if possible.

I may be wrong, but I do not believe that there is a lot of support for that version anymore.

Gerard Seibert

Has anyone ever tasted an "end"?  Are they really bitter?
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