Mark Stosberg wrote:
I'll just say it plainly:
/var/db/pkg is long gone and there is no backup. It was not copied to
new a machine.
Is there is any hope of being able to use the ports or packages system in a
meangingful way again?
My sense is that some recovery is possible, but may be prohibitively expensive.
Thanks for any tips!
There are a lot of common places the files would be installed such as
bin, sbin, lib, libexec under %%PREFIX%%. You can use `find dir -type f
| xargs -n1 -Ifoo sh -c "echo -n foo:; pkg_which foo"` to obtain the
list of known files (pkg_which is part of ports-mgmt/portsupgrade).
After that you can reinstall all packages that provide files with
missing origin. I bet you should use the same /usr/ports you have last
time when /var/db/pkg was full, just to be very close to pkg-plist.
Other ways can include moving all %%PREFIX%% to %%PREFIX%%.old and
building all ports from scratch.
Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.
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