Well...I tried to cut and paste the command as is by mel (though It would
have been better if you explained what that cryptic looking command actually
meant) and I got the followinfg output:
'grep: /var/db/pkg/xorg-server-1.4_4,1/+CONTENTS: No such file or directory
egrep: Unmatched ( or \('
Then as suggested by leslie I issued a command '*pkgdb -F*' and on that I
got the following on the terminal :
'-- --> Checking the package registry database' and the I was back at the
So I am wondering if theres a way to repair those packages somehow...cuz if
I delete it before re installing the I would be jeopardizing the packages
which are dependent on these packages and I do not know if reinstalling them
without actually removing them first creates duplicates or not.
Hope to hear from you guys about this.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Mel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> On Friday 11 April 2008 18:28:31 Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 04:32:32PM +0200, Aijaz Baig wrote:
> > > I was trying to find a way to list all the packages on my
> > > system and I came across this little article and accordingly
> > > issued the command *pkg_info | grep 'package name' *and I saw
> > > the following on the screen instead:
> > >
> > > pkg_info: the package info for package 'Terminal-0.2.8' is corrupt
> > > ...
> > > pkg_info: the package info for package 'xorg-server-1.4_4,1' is
> > >
> > > How did the pkg_info information for the above mentioned
> > > packages became corrupt?..
> > Possibly the usual portupgrade fckup^Wglitch.
> > > Is there to fix this problem?
> > Reinstall all packages.
> That's a bit overdone maybe.
> Could you show output of:
> grep '^@' /var/db/pkg/xorg-server-1.4_4,1/+CONTENTS |egrep -v '^(@comment
> @dirrm |@unexec)'
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
> and never get to the software part.
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