I was trying FreeBSD in VirtualBox and so when I was compiling the VirtualBox guest additions (through ports), I got an error.

PCIIDS could not be found on any of the FreeBSD servers, and so, my compilation could not continue. What would be a solution here?

  • I confirm that it has been fixed in the ports. Just re-sync your ports tree and rebuild the "virtualbox-ose-additions" port. – Ouki Apr 28 '14 at 9:56

I had this exact same problem today while trying to make subversion so I don't think it has anything to do with Oracle.

From reading the web, sunpoet (author) has released a newer version from that which was included in my ports:

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I had to do:

portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

then I was able to make install misc/pciids just fine.

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