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Hi everyone !

Sorry to annoy you again with such newbie eccentricities ..

I did a pkg_delete /var/db/pkg/* before moving to an upgrade .. but to my surprise, a bash-related error prevented other packages from being removed .. the message I got was that bash @name exists but plist is empty .. I played with a few pkg_delete options but can't neither delete nor reinstall ........

so how can I force removal or solve the issue ?
Thank you for your help ! !


ps. I forgot to chsh -s ksh .. so I did the pkg_delete /var/db/pkg/* from bash .. could this be the source of the problem ?

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pkg_delete runs in perl, your operating shell should not effect it. However, if this was the root user, and not your personal userid, please be advised that you should always leave root's shell as one of the built-in shells, and never use a third party shell for that account.

We're not going to be able to help you with your failed pkg_delete without an actual problem report -- please refer to the "perfect newbie" thread we've sent you to some half a dozen times or so.

You did not need to delete your packages. # pkg_add -iu was all that was needed to upgrade any installed packages with newer signatures residing at your $PKG_PATH.

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...please refer to the "perfect newbie" thread we've sent you to some half a dozen times or so.
Each one of us has sent you.
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Thank you .. yes , I'm fully aware to never use that for root .. I was runing sudo from bash .. is it the same as if being root on bash ? maybe I should rather adopt ksh an sh , and leave the rest ..
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You did not need to delete your packages. # pkg_add -iu was all that was needed to upgrade any installed packages with newer signatures residing at your $PKG_PATH.
that's sth new to learn .. so I don't have to remove all packages from /var/db/pkg before upgrading ..

I apologize for being somehow an imperfect newbie .. Report as soon as when I change to the affected disk .. as I am using an unproblematized spare disk ..
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that's sth new to learn ..
daemonfowl, you're "sth"'ing again. Please stop it. Per the forum rules:
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...is it the same as if being root on bash ?
No. Keeping root's shell built-in prevents any problems if you need to log on as root during a time when /usr/local/bin is unusable.

(Been there. Done that. Single-user mode required for recovery. Never did it again.)
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Sorry Ocicat , 'sth' escaped me again .. the fossil defies the winds ..
The error goes :
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$ sudo pkg_delete bash
Fatal error: package bash-4.2.24 is missing a @name in plist
at /usr/libdata/perl5/OpenBSD/Delete.pm line 99
and whenever I install a package, it reads :
Quote:
No pkgname in packing-list for bash-4.2.24
No pkgname in packing-list for p5-Term-ReadLine-Gnu-1.16p2
No pkgname in packing-list for p5-Term-ReadLine-Perl-1.0302p0
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The pkg_delete(8) man page could be helpful.

If there is a decision involved, this might help direct a solution:
Code:
     -i              Switch on interactive mode.  pkg_delete may ask questions
                     to the user if faced with difficult decisions.
If that fails, this should produce more detail about the problem:
Code:
     -v              Turn on verbose output.  Several -v turn on more verbose
                     output.  By default, pkg_delete is almost completely
                     silent, but it reacts to keyboard status requests (see
                     stty(1)).  -v turns on basic messages, -vv adds relevant
                     system operations, -vvv shows most internal computations
                     apart from individual file/directory additions, and
                     -vvvvv shows everything.
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thanks .. I tried with both switches , but it gave the same output.
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thanks .. I tried with both switches , but it gave the same output.
It is unclear from your answer as to whether you simply tried -v or used a multiple. -vvvvv will certainly enable more verbosity than a single -v.
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even with those five .. same output :
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$ sudo pkg_delete -vvvvv bash
Fatal error: package bash-4.2.24 is missing a @name in plist
 at /usr/libdata/perl5/OpenBSD/Delete.pm line 99
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There is a packing list that should be stored in a file called "/var/db/pkg/bash-4.2.24/+CONTENTS" and it appears to be damaged.

The 4.2.24 release of bash was committed to the ports tree 16 March, and that is the last change made -- which means that you should be able to compare your +CONTENTS file with the +CONTENTS file in the package tarball, and make repairs.

NOTE: The +CONTENTS file has the special character "+" in the filename. You will need to either escape the character, or address the file in your shell with a directory. For the latter, if your working directory is /var/db/pkg/bash-4.2.24, you may refer to the file as ./+CONTENTS in shell commands.

Here is the +CONTENTS file from the i386 version of bash-4.2.24.tgz, taken from my nearby mirror's snapshot packages. If you unpack the .tgz yourself, you can easily compare the two files with diff(1).
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@comment $OpenBSD: PLIST,v 1.15 2011/03/15 19:22:08 naddy Exp $
@name bash-4.2.24
@comment subdir=shells/bash cdrom=yes ftp=yes
@arch i386
+DESC
@sha ejt4yQi2gcBVBScUrLRGotL7xxUZqp9J0Q79+pBCPY4=
@size 505
@pkgpath shells/bash,static
@depend converters/libiconv:libiconv-*:libiconv-1.14
@depend devel/gettext:gettext->=0.10.38:gettext-0.18.1p1
@wantlib c.63.0
@wantlib iconv.6.0
@wantlib intl.6.0
@wantlib termcap.12.1
@cwd /usr/local
@shell bin/bash
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@size 716800
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@size 6848
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Thanks jgimmi !
Code:
 diff -l ./+CONTENTS /var/db/pkg/bash-4.2.24/./+CONTENTS  


Apr  8 02:30 2012 diff -l ./+CONTENTS /var/db/pkg/bash-4.2.24/./+CONTENTS Page 1


2a3,4
> @url ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/packages/i386/bash-4.2.24.tgz
> @option manual-installation
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I find unified diffs (-u) easier to read and understand.. They are also what the Project uses for is patches.

Did the repaired or replaced file solve your problem?
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sorry it didn't help solve the problem .. I just was passionate when I read your post and felt it would be the way out .. is it thinkable to just replace the +CONTENTS ?
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It is my belief that you may have a damaged package database (/var/db/pkg/*) beyond this one file. I say this because if I've understood what you've posted, after running diff to compare the files you edited the file in the database and the problem still remained. If that is so, replacing the file would not work unless you edited the file incorrectly.

As you have a second system that is also showing packing list issues, there may be something you are doing procedurally that is damaging the package databases (/var/db/pkg/*) on your systems. This is just conjecture, and if it were true I do not know what you might be doing to cause it.

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That troubled system was not upgraded weeks ago .. unfortunatey it is the big disk (500g disk) & almost full .. is there a way to avoid a fresh install , I mean cleaning the mess before I can embark on a fresh upgrade ?
foolish maybe .. if I leave everything as is now , and just go for the upgrade .... ? will afterwards the newer packages overwrite the older ? so bash won't be an issue anymore ?
I remember something : I had to build a few ports (and so mixing them with packages ) .. and then , I had removed recursively /usr/ports before I did pkg_delete /var/db/pkg/* ..
could this be the root of the problem?
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.. is there a way to avoid a fresh install , I mean cleaning the mess before I can embark on a fresh upgrade ?
Only if the root cause can be uncovered and corrected.
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foolish maybe .. if I leave everything as is now , and just go for the upgrade .... ? will afterwards the newer packages overwrite the older ? so bash won't be an issue anymore ?
A package update does a simultaneous delete and install, since delete fails this will not solve your problem.
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I remember something : I had to build a few ports (and so mixing them with packages ) .. and then , I had removed recursively /usr/ports before I did pkg_delete /var/db/pkg/* ..
could this be the root of the problem?
I don't think so. The ports framework does not touch the package database except through the make targets that issue pkg_add or pkg_delete.

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How to delete a package manually, when pkg_delete fails to do so:
  1. Does pkg_info -L <package> work? If not, you will have to look through the +CONTENTS file line by line for the names of individual files to delete
  2. Delete the individual files.
  3. Review the +CONTENTS file for manual deletions/changes you will have to make. You must manually delete files or make edits in /etc and /var.
  4. Delete the /var/db/pkg/<package> structure.
For bash, you will need to edit /etc/shells, at the very least.



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Will this solve the problem? Maybe. You may do more damage, if you make an error, and you will not have discovered and eliminated the root cause ... so this same problem could happen again. (And may have already happened on another of your systems, based on your other packing list error thread.)
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Does pkg_info -L <package> work?
yes it does , eg:
Code:
/home/bifrost $ pkg_info -L bash
Information for inst:bash-4.2.24

Files:
/usr/local/bin/bash
/usr/local/bin/bashbug
/usr/local/info/bash.info
/usr/local/man/cat1/bash.0
/usr/local/man/cat1/bashbug.0
/usr/local/share/locale/af/LC_MESSAGES/bash.mo
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