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I updated the PORTS tree and run portmaster -a, but came to a screeching halt at:

===>>> The lang/tcl-modules port has been deleted: Modules are now part of the base Tcl distributions
===>>> Aborting update

So, I installed TCL86 manually and tried to remove tcl-modules, but I'm stuck here now:

/ # pkg_delete lang/tcl-modules
pkg_delete: no such package 'tcl-modules' installed

What's the right way to handle this conflict so I can continue upgrading all my other ports?

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You just need to remove manually this tcl-modules package, but pkg_delete is asking for a complete package name (with version).

To remove your old tcl-modules package, first get its complete package name:

$ pkg_info -aI |grep tcl-modules
tcl-modules-8.6.x  Tcl common modules

Then remove it:

$ pkg_delete tcl-modules-8.6.x
  • Cool, it looks like this should work. Unfortunately I'm still getting errors, but I believe it's just due to me being trapped in FreeBSD ports dependency hell where everything seems to depend on old versions of everything else... :-) – Brian Knoblauch Mar 18 '14 at 11:56
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    Yep. But that's true for almost every system. Sometimes, you had to remove "everything" to properly upgrade ;) – Ouki Mar 18 '14 at 15:19
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    Note: With pkgng (the new standard), remove the '_' and replace with a space in the above commands... – Brian Knoblauch Apr 9 '14 at 15:59

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