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Journal: Barry 0.7 in KDE 3.5.1 on FreeBSD 6.1

Some people have problems getting Barry to work after installing it from the ports collection of FreeBSD. The error message they recieve says:

The directory /usr/ports seems to be invalid, failed to locate the port database.

Please make sure that you installed the 'ports' distribution and that the directory /usr/ports was mounted properly, if necessary.

Also, make sure that the file /usr/ports/INDEX.db exists; if it doesn't, run portsdb -u as root to generate it.

That is because by default it is stored as /usr/ports/INDEX-6.db even when you run portsdb -u
If you do not have an INDEX-6.db than make sure you login as su and run portsdb -u

Finally, doing a simple: cp /usr/ports/INDEX-6.db /usr/ports/INDEX.db as root, will fix the problem and get Barry 0.7 up and running for you.

Reposted from my blog at Tech Headaches [http://techheadaches.blogspot.com]

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