trouble switching to dports was: iwn & Intel Centrino 6235

Lanir W. lanir at
Mon Dec 2 07:40:53 PST 2013

I had a similar symptom recently where I couldn't install or update
packages. The resolution that worked for me was telling pkg to remove
itself then rebuilding from source in /usr/dports/ports-mgmt/pkg.

No idea if it was the same issue or not and you may be safer building it
before removing it but after a make install and I think a db move in /var I
was fetching updates file.

Get a second opinion, I'm new here and may not be on the right track.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM, Joris Giovannangeli
<joris at>wrote:

> I took pkg search as an example, but pkg install -U firefox for instance
> does not work either. It cannot find the package.
> I put ABI: dragonfly:3.8:x86:64 in /usr/local/pkg.conf. I cannot provide
> pkg -vv since I've only wifi access until tonight and i've no driver for
> my wifi chipset, i need to use linux to post mail. But everything looks
> standard, and the ABI reported is the same as the one in pkg.conf.
> pkg update does not fail. The mirror reports last sync from November,
> 26th. (, looking at the mirror layout, it looks like
> it's ok. Maybe it's still the old set of packages. I cannot retest with
> mirror master until tonight due to wifi again.
> Joris
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