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Old 05-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
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pkgtool hanging, unable to update to -current

Decided to give the upgrade to -current another shot.

This is the process I followed:
-Updated mirror to point to a -current server, commenting back out the previous 13.37 mirror.
-"pkgtool update", pulled down new information correctly.
-"pkgtool install-new", everything installed correctly.
*Now pkgtool started acting up.

Any attempt at passing command line parameter to pkgtool now fails. Nothing happens if I try any of the following error message, timeouts or anything.
"pkgtool upgrade-all", "pkgtool update", "pkgtool clean-system"....even "pkgtool --help" doesnt do anything.

Although running "pkgtool" by itself does open up the package manager, which seems to work just fine. I even downloaded pkgtools from a mirror and reinstalled with installpkg, but still same behavior.

Rebooting also does not help, pkgtool still acting the same. Any suggestions for where I should look for clues? I've got a clonezilla backup from yesterday, but this is my second time getting this same problem with pkgtool.
Old 05-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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You've got your tools mixed up

try "slackpkg"
Old 05-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by wildwizard View Post
You've got your tools mixed up

try "slackpkg"
I apparently have package management dyslexia. Good god. Will try the upgrade again, thanks.


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