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Default Is my ports tree corrupt or sth?

Here is a perfect example of the delema: this afternoon I did the following:

Code:
# cd /var/db/pkg
# pkg_delete -f *
  ... numerous messages about corrupt lines (@pkgdep etc)
  ... until fairly recently those caused a segfault.
# rm portsdb.db   (or whatever the portupgrade db was; haven't used it in ages anyway)
# portsnap fetch update
# cd /usr/ports
# pushd x11/gnome2
# make install clean
Gnome = easiest way to grab up various ports, if a bit bloated.


So far I have had five build failures: p5-XML-SAX, gucharmap, xmlcatmgr, xmkmf (from imake), zenity, and guile. Each time the port was installed in the course of installing gnome2 but failed because part of the package was NOT installed with the make install target.

For example

Code:
# pushd /usr/ports/desktuils/gucharmap
# make install clean
  ... usual cleaning for category/port messages
# make reinstall clean
  ... actually install the damn thing
# popd && make install clean
  ... return to gnome2 build

During the last round of updates (gettext), I had similar issues when using portmaster to manage it.


What the flub is going on here?
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