pkg update breaks pkg system

Jordan Geoghegan jordan at
Thu Jan 7 18:12:22 PST 2021

I'm still experiencing the same issue as before:

# pkg install tmux
Updating Avalon repository catalogue...
Fetching meta.conf: 100%    246 B   0.3kB/s    00:01   
Fetching packagesite.txz: 100%    6 MiB   3.2MB/s    00:02   
Processing entries: 100%
Avalon repository update completed. 31761 packages processed.
All repositories are up to date.
New version of pkg detected; it needs to be installed first.
The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

Installed packages to be UPGRADED:
    pkg: 1.14.6 -> 1.16.1 [Avalon]

Number of packages to be upgraded: 1

3 MiB to be downloaded.

Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y
[1/1] Fetching pkg-1.16.1.txz: 100%    3 MiB   2.9MB/s    00:01   
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
[1/1] Upgrading pkg from 1.14.6 to 1.16.1...
[1/1] Extracting pkg-1.16.1: 100%
pkg: Failed to execute lua script: [string "-- args: etc/pkg.conf.sample..."]:12: attempt to call a nil value (field 'stat')
pkg: lua script failed
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'tmux' have been found in the repositories

Not sure what to do here, I mostly just use Dragonfly for testing code portability and for tinkering, so I'm by no means an expert with the package system.



On 1/6/21 10:24 PM, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> Just a cautionary tale for people who actually run important stuff of
> DragonFly BSD servers like me. 
> pkg update appears still to be broken. Lua issue 
> dfly# uname -a
> DragonFly 5.8-RELEASE DragonFly v5.8.3-RELEASE
> #29: Sun Sep 27 17:37:43 EDT 2020
> root at  x86_64
> dfly# openssl version
> LibreSSL 2.9.1
> dfly# pkg info openssl
> pkg: No package(s) matching openssl
> dfly# pkg which /usr/bin/openssl
> /usr/bin/openssl was not found in the database
> dfly# pkg info libressl
> libressl-3.2.3
> dfly# pkg info pkg
> pkg-1.16.1
> So yes I was able to upgrade pkg to 1.16.1 however due to the Lua error
> I stayed without working pkg tool. The fix was "easy"
> root at ........# cp /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/df-latest.conf.sample
> /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/df-latest.conf
> per
> however now I am stuck with broken server 
> That garbage you guys see is due to the PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.4 upgrade. I
> think PHP 7.4 issue is fixed by PmWiki upstream but the version of
> PmWiki used by dports doesn't work with PHP 7.4. I was expected that the
> potential issues would be taken care of by FreeBSD PmWiki maintainer but
> apparently not.
> Is there way to downgrade PHP to 7.3 until the issue is fixed or should
> I go for a manual upgrade of PmWiki? 
> I would appreciate any ideas at this point.
> Cheers,
> Predrag

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