fixes and comments on the upgrade script procedure
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Tue Nov 9 17:28:50 PST 2004
On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 22:18 -0300, Fernan Aguero wrote:
> +----[ Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com> (09.Nov.2004 18:56):
> | On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 17:49 -0300, Fernan Aguero wrote:
> | > Hi!
> | >
> | > I'm running the upgrade script since yesterday ... I hoped
> | > to have it finished by now, but anyway ... since I had
> | > some spare time, and lacking a better thing to
> | > do I decided to read the upgrade script :)
> | >
> | > Attached is a diff with what I think should be corrected.
> | The comment diff is fine, but the other is not needed. You must have
> | downloaded an old version of the script.
> Probably ... i downloded it the day you posted the message
> on the availability of gnome 2.8.1 in ports.
> | > Also, it seems that though not explicitly specified in the
> | > script, the upgrade procedure tried to rebuild openoffice.
> | > This together with mozilla and firefox helps explain the
> | > long time it is taking. Apart from the time issue, what
> | > happened is that the attempt to build OOo made the upgrade
> | > fail when /usr filled up. I never build OOo from sources,
> | > and always use packages. I just don't have the space to
> | > build such a monster. Perhaps it may be possible to perform a
> | > 'dry-run' of the script, just checking what would be done
> | > and thus allow the user to exclude some beasts?
> | Patches are welcome. However, you can also specify portupgrade flags to
> | the script to attempt to upgrade from packages if available.
> | Joe
> Yes, but these flags would affect all the ports, wouldn't
> they? I've just listed openoffice-* in HOLD_PKGS based on
> the suggestion by Adam W.
Yes, they would affect all ports, but I don't think adding openoffice-*
to HOLD_PKGS will help. We run portupgrade -f, and that bypasses
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