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 bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: chris 
Date:   16-01-01 21:29

I just resynced with the new ports collection so I could upgrade a couple of my servers. now I can't use any ports
I get this error

Your system is too old to use this bsd.port.mk. You need a fresh make world or an upgrade kit. Please go to http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/ or a mirror site and follow the instructions.

What do I do. It worked in the past?

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: Jamie Walker 
Date:   17-01-01 01:35

I'm not sure if this is a dreadful idea or not, but I was getting errors like that with several ports, and found that deleting the port directory and re-cvsup'ing the ports tree fixed it. After a while it was happening with so many ports that I just deleted the whole ports tree and re-cvsup'ed the whole thing. Things seem fine now.

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: @ 
Date:   17-01-01 02:06

Jamie Walker wrote:
>
> I'm not sure if this is a dreadful idea or not, but I was
> getting errors like that with several ports, and found that
> deleting the port directory and re-cvsup'ing the ports tree
> fixed it.

this issue occurred this morning (UK time) with my 4.1.1-RELEASE
setup.

I deleted all the ports, CVSUP'd the lot to no effect.

>After a while it was happening with so many ports
> that I just deleted the whole ports tree and re-cvsup'ed the
> whole thing. Things seem fine now.

hum......

any more clues anyone?

@

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   17-01-01 02:17

clue #1 - always ask for help. deleting the ports tree is overkill. Plus the wasted bandwidth.

clue #2 - Why didn't any of you "go to <a href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/">http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/</a> or a mirror site and follow the instructions."? In particular, that bit of said page which deals with upgrades?

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: @ 
Date:   17-01-01 02:38

Dan Langille wrote:
>
> clue #1 - always ask for help. deleting the ports tree is
> overkill. Plus the wasted bandwidth.

not so much when one is only 3 hops from a cvs box in .uk
and when it had been 3 months since the last refresh :-/ you lot weren't
up at 9am GMT! I utilised local support resources till I found the post here.
where it seems a hell of a coincidence that someone else has had the
same problem on exactly the same day as us here.... Some of
us are not too proud to ask for help - besides that's what this place
is for!

> clue #2 - Why didn't any of you "go to <a
> href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/">http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/</a> or a mirror site and follow the instructions."? In particular, that bit of said page which deals with upgrades?

because my last 'make world' was under a month ago, and 4.1.1.R is still
OK AFAIK... (though I could be wrong on this point)

There is too much happening on this pariticular box to take it out of service
at the moment with a 4.2 upgrade :(

ah well, installing stuff from source isn't hard, the ports collection was making
life too easy ;)

@

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: chris 
Date:   17-01-01 16:23

So you had the same problem and you solved it by deleting the ports dir and re cvsuping? Correct?

I wouldn't mind understanding the problem, and I really don't think that is the correct solution. Any other Ideas


Author: chris
Date: 01-16-01 13:29

I just resynced with the new ports collection so I could upgrade a couple of my servers. now I can't use any ports
I get this error

Your system is too old to use this bsd.port.mk. You need a fresh make world or an upgrade kit. Please go to http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/ or a mirror site and follow the instructions.

What do I do. It worked in the past?

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   17-01-01 20:42

> not so much when one is only 3 hops from a cvs box in .uk
> and when it had been 3 months since the last refresh :-/ you
> lot weren't

I'm a bandwidth bigot.

> > clue #2 - Why didn't any of you "go to <a
> >
> href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/">http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/</a> or a mirror site and follow the instructions."? In particular, that bit of said page which deals with upgrades?
>
> because my last 'make world' was under a month ago, and
> 4.1.1.R is still
> OK AFAIK... (though I could be wrong on this point)

That's a UPGRADE of your port tools. Not of your system.

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: @ 
Date:   17-01-01 23:40

Dan Langille wrote:
> I'm a bandwidth bigot.

:) I have a lot to spare, plus I pay for it all.
either way - this particular cvs server is *very* lightly loaded
so needed a little work out :) plus my ports collection was a tad
on the old side.

> href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/">http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/</a> or a mirror site and follow the instructions."? In particular, that bit of said page which deals with upgrades?
> >
> > because my last 'make world' was under a month ago, and
> > 4.1.1.R is still
> > OK AFAIK... (though I could be wrong on this point)
>
> That's a UPGRADE of your port tools. Not of your system.

oh indeed. but what isn't on that page is details of what is needed for a
4.1.1 Release system.... in fact after a bit of digging I found:

41upgrade.tgz in /pub/FreeBSDports/i386/packages-4-stable/Latest/
that when pkg_add is applied to it fixes the problem.

This isn't yet documented on the freebsd site, I suspect that all 4.1 Release
people (even if they've been tracking the tree till a couple of days ago)
will need this file.

@

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: @ 
Date:   17-01-01 23:42

chris wrote:
>
> So you had the same problem and you solved it by deleting the
> ports dir and re cvsuping? Correct?

no.

see my reply further down the thread - a patch is available it's just
not been publically mentioned yet it seems...

@
9.50pm in .uk

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   18-01-01 00:46

I suggest you submit a PR to get that page updated.

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: @ 
Date:   19-01-01 01:21

Dan Langille wrote:
>
> I suggest you submit a PR to get that page updated.

wildo. tiz on my list of things to do.

cheers,

@

who now has to figure out how many bits of a tosh portege 3480
wont't work with FBSD :-/

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 Re: bsd.port.mk system to old after cvsupit
Author: Henk Wevers 
Date:   19-01-01 20:14

The solution is real simpel
edit the date in /var/db/port.mkversion

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