I ended up having to move /usr/ports out of the way and doing a fresh
cvsup.  I am not sure why but this fixed it.

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 23:22:26 +0100, Steve Hodgson
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> On Thursday 02 September 2004 19:34, Dan Finn wrote:
> > [ root @ stewie : /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade] : portupgrade ruby
> > [Failed `Inappropriate file type or format'] [Updating the portsdb
> > <format:bdb1_btree> in /usr/ports ... - 11725 port entries found
> > .........1000.........2000.........3000.........4000.........5000.........6
> >000.........7000.........8000..../usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/portsdb.r
> >b:587: [BUG] Bus Error
> > ruby 1.8.1 (2004-05-02) [i386-freebsd5]
> >
> I have just had the same thing happen to me, and I'm unable to fix it by using
> pkgdb or portsdb. I just portupgraded kde3 using the instructions
> in /usr/ports/UPDATING and also updated the nvidia drivers. I'm running
> FreeBSD 5.2.1-p9.
> 
> --->  Checking the package registry database
> Stale dependency: gnome2-2.6.2 -> nvidia-driver-1.0.6113 (x11/nvidia-driver):
> [Failed `Inappropriate file type or format'] [Updating the portsdb 
> <format:bdb1_btree> in /usr/ports ... - 11726 port entries
> found 
> .........1000.........2000.........3000.........4000.........5000.........6000.........7000.........8000..../usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/portsdb.rb:587:
> [BUG] Bus Error
> ruby 1.8.2 (2004-07-29) [i386-freebsd5]
> 
> Abort trap (core dumped)
> 
> Any ideas, or suggestions appreciated.
> 
> Steve
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