Hi, I have a question about the effect of running "pkgdb -fu", besides making me laugh because of its whimsically profane command-line options.
Suppose I have been running "pkgdb -F" as suggested by portupgrade, and I accidentally delete a stale dependency that should have been handled in another way. Will rebuilding the package database with "pkgdb -fu" restore this dependency to its pristine, correct state? On a related note ... I recently ran "portupgrade -rRa", as is my wont, and it suggested I run "pkgdb -F". So I did. It reported as stale dependencies packages that were never installed on my system. Is this normal? I haven't seen it before. For example it reported as a stale dependency of one of the kde* packages the x11/nvidia driver. Although I have that driver installed, I downloaded and installed it by hand from the nVidia web site (I didn't know it was available as a port). Hence my question. I accidentally said, "remove this dependency" to "pkgdb -F". After realizing that the dependencies "pkgdb -F" was reporting as stale were actually not installed, I built each of those ports which made "pkgdb -F" stop complaining about them. I also subsequently built the x11/nvidia port, but it's the removal of that first dependency that's keeping me up at night. Hence my question regarding "pkgdb -fu". Does it restore everything to its neat-and-tidy state? Or am I cursed to live out my days with a besmirched (or befouled, your choice) package database? -Dan MacMillan _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"