Subject: Re: Problems rebuilding package database
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jan Schaumann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/23/2003 13:44:55
Konrad Neuwirth <email@example.com> wrote:
> I currently have a problem with the packages index on one of our
> machines. Unfortunately, /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.byfile.db got hosed.
> Trying to rebuild (pkg_admin rebuild) only gives me:
> | pkg_admin: cannot open pkgdb: Undefined error: 0
> Alas, this makes installing new packages somewhat hard. I'm
> somewhat at loss---the file gets generated, but always ends up having
> length 0. There's still enough space on the drive and the directories
> of all the installed packages appear to be okay.
Please do the following:
cvs update -dP
make && make install
There was a problem a few weeks ago in the pkg_* tools that since than
has been fixed.
Hope that helps,
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