On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 05:56:08PM -0700, Dan MacMillan wrote: > > Kris Kennaway Sent: March 19, 2004 17:46 > > > > On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 05:34:38PM -0700, Dan MacMillan wrote: > > > 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? > > > > No, the dependency was removed from the installed package. You need > > to explicitly restore it, e.g. by reinstalling it. > > > > Thanks for your reply ... but now I'm a little confused. The dependencies > are stored in the packages themselves? Would that be in the tarball in the > /usr/ports/distfiles directory? Where can I go to learn more about this, > specifically the anatomy of a binary package and the structure of the > package database?
Packages register themselves in /var/db/pkg when installed. Read the pkg_create and related manpages for more details. Kris
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