Portsnap database corrupted

Mon, 27 Apr. 2009 by Thomas Bendler, approximately 1 min to read.
#unix #internet

Today I noticed a problem on one of my FreeBSD machines. After running /usr/sbin/portsnap I got an error telling that one file didn’t exist. After I played a little bit around to get this error fixed I noticed that simply clearing the portsnap directory will solve the issue:

cd /var/db/portsnap
rm -rf ./*
portsnap fetch
portsnap update

Easier than expected :).

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