Lee Harr wrote:

Is docbook-3.0_2 still registered as installed on your system? I think
is the one it is looking for. It is possible that when upgrading one
of the
others, that one was removed inadvertently.

No, it is not registered as installed.  As a matter of fact, none of the
docbooks mentioned
are installed except dockbook-xsl-1.62.3.  In addition, the sgmlformat
port is not installed either.

 I always understood that stale dependencies indicated that a change was
necessary.   In this
situation, the 6 dependencies in question, including the port itself,
weren't even registered or installed
yet.  I just feel that something is missing here.  However, I think I'm
ready to move on to the next
step which is how to respond to the prompt:

New dependency? (? to help) :

If you hit "?", you'll see:
[Enter] to skip, [Ctrl] + [D] to delete, [.][Enter] to abort, [Tab] to

I looked at the R-deps listed with the port description and they also
correspond to the 6 shown above.
As a result, I feel confident that they should be registerd and
installed with the port and not the one
pkgdb suggests, dockbook-xsl-1.62.3.  I assume that I can delete
dockbook-xsl-1.62.3, but is that what
[Ctrl]+[D] will accomplish?  In other words, does "new dependency" refer
to the dependent that
it sees as the closest match, dockbook-xsl-1.62.3, or the one that is
recorded by the port, docbook-3.1_2?
Which would I be deleting?

Not sure. Good question though :o)

I think there are 2 possibilities:
- delete the dependency on docbook-3.1_2 (not the package itself)
- delete the entire entry for sgmlformat

I am pretty sure that nothing you do at that prompt will affect
docbook-xsl in any way. (other than to create a dependency on it)

My sense is that it would delete the dependency. In other words, you
would be saying "sgmlformat no longer depends on docbook-3.1_2
and there is no dependency to replace it"

In your case, where none of these things are in your package database,
I think you have to decide if these are packages you require, and if so,
start rebuilding and reinstalling them to recreate their entries.

Otherwise, you could pkg_deinstall the one that is giving you problems
and move on.

I just started using portupgrade myself (after a couple of years of doing
these things by hand *erk*) so maybe someone else will chime in and
let us know if we are on the right track.

I think you were on the right track from the beginning. The program found
sgmlformat-1.7_2 but couldn't locate the dependents it was pointing to
so it suggested it's own, dockbook-xsl-1.62.3. Should have focused on the
docbook ports at that point. I simply couldn't deal with the idea that installing
the docbook dependents would help when the main port, sgmlformat-1.7_2, hadn't been installed yet. Furthermore, I was simply too focused on resolving the
issue by using the "New dependency" prompt.

I installed the docbook ports (ran docbook-1.2_1 and the rest followed as deps),
followed by pkgdb -F, and everything was OK.

Thanks again for your help.

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