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Old 08-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is there a way to rebuild /var/pkg/* directories?


Hi.

I experienced some problems while trying to image-update from b93 to b94 and I thought some of the file pkg downloaded was broken. Since everytime I ran pkg image-update it seemed as though it was caching files somewhere, I had the (really) bad idea to clean /var/pkg.

Now pkg undestandably tells me that there's nothing to update in my image and reports:
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enrico@solaris:~$ pkg list
NAME (AUTHORITY)                              VERSION         STATE      UFIX
SUNWipkg                                      0.5.11-0.94     installed  ----
entire                                        0.5.11-0.94     installed  ----
Is there a way to force pkg reinstall all the packages from build 93 (which are the installed one) to rebuild the information it needs and then proceed to an image-update or will I be forced to perform a fresh reinstall?

Thanks for your help,
Enrico.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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What might work would be to build a equivalent system elsewhere, e.g. under VirtualBox, installing 2008.5 then upgrading to b94.

When you are done, try copying just the /var/pkg directory and see what happens ...
 
Old 08-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the hint jlliagre.

When you say upgrade to b94 you mean b93? My system, despite pkg list output, has not been upgraded to b94. In case this was what you meant, how can I image-update to b93 instead of b94 (which is the revision the pkg repository is now synced with)?

Thanks,
Enrico
 
Old 08-04-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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Yes. Upgrade to something as close as possible to what was the OS when you cleared the pkg directory. Same version and same set of packages.
 
  


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