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Re: Update Problem

"OBATA Akio" <> writes:

> On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:57:13 +0900, Daniel Vergien 
> <> wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I want to update my pkgsrc-prefix on solaris 10 form 2009Q4 to 2010Q1.
>> I did "-bash-3.00# cvs update -dP -rpkgsrc-2010Q1" in my pkgsrc-dir
>> and then "pkg_rolling-replace -uv". But it fails by updating
>> bootstrap-mk-files-20090807 to bootstrap-mk-files-20090807nb1 with:
>> ===> Deinstalling for bootstrap-mk-files-20090807nb1
>> Running /opt/pkgsrc/sbin/pkg_delete -K /opt/pkgsrc/var/db/pkg
>> bootstrap-mk-files-20090807
>> pkg_delete: The following packages are marked as not for deletion:
>>          bootstrap-mk-files-20090807
>> ===> Installing for bootstrap-mk-files-20090807nb1
>> ERROR: bootstrap-mk-files-20090807 is already installed - perhaps an
>> older version?
>> ERROR: If so, you may use either of:
>> ERROR:     - "pkg_delete bootstrap-mk-files-20090807" and
>> "/opt/pkgsrc/bin/bmake reinstall"
>> ERROR:       to upgrade properly
>> ERROR:     - "/opt/pkgsrc/bin/bmake update" to rebuild the package and all
>> ERROR:       of its dependencies
>> ERROR:     - "/opt/pkgsrc/bin/bmake replace" to replace only the
>> package without
>> ERROR:       re-linking dependencies, risking various problems.
>> All of the mentiont methods fail with the same error. I also tried to
>> use "pkg_delete -f", but the same. Who to handle this?
> You can delete it with pkg_delete -ff, but after removal of it,
> you can do nothing about pkgsrc based operation.
> You need to do binary package based operation to update such packages.
> For instance, set USE_DESTDIR=yes and do "make replace".

All true, but another workaround is "rm -rf /var/db/pkg/bootstrap-mk-files*".

This will get rid of the registration and leave the files, so you can
use the fi les to run the installation of the new versions.  I've used
this on a mac.

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