[csw-users] pkgutil: Loop protection limit hit ... cyclic catalog dependency

Sebastian Kayser skayser at opencsw.org
Tue Nov 10 14:27:52 CET 2009

* Sebastian Kayser <skayser at opencsw.org> wrote:
> i am just about to upgrade some boxes running with current/ and on one
> of those boxes pkgutil won't proceed because of a possible cyclic
> dependency in the catalog.
> # pkgutil -u
> Looking for packages that can be upgraded...
> Parsing catalog, may take a while...
> Loop protection limit (25000) hit. There's probably a cyclic dependency
> in the catalog.
> # pkgutil -v
> 1.8

In case anyone else is running into this issue, Peter pointed out a
possible tweak which solved the problem for me. Upon setting
maxpkglist=100000 in pkgutil.conf the issue went away and i could
properly upgrade the affected machine.


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