amd64/163285: when installing gnome2-lite not all dependent
packages are installed
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Wed Dec 14 15:40:11 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: when installing gnome2-lite not all dependent packages are installed
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 14 15:40:11 UTC 2011
FreeBSD BRSINC-VM02.local 9.0-RC3 FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 #0: Sun Dec 4 08:56:36 UTC 2011 root at farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
When upgrading I delete all packages then upgrade followed by installing one pacakage; pkg_add gnome2-lite -r. This installs many dependent packages but it does not install xorg nor gdm. This has been the case since 7.1 and it was again when I upgraded from 8.2 to 9.0-RC3 earlier this week.
I do not use FreeBSD on a regular basis though I would like too. Therefore, at each update I am a little rusty in getting my system back to where it was before the upgrade. This time I did remember that it was necessary install pkg_add xorg -r but the first time around I forgot about gdm. Thus my system would not launch gnome. Maybe all the dependencies for gnome2 works but not for gnome2-lite.
If all the dependencies worked as they should then upgrading is a six step process to restore the new OS and desktop with no time required to debug.
freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.0-RC3
pkg_add gnome2-lite -r
shutdown -r now
>From there I do add some other packages such as Firefox, etc. It was also necessary to manually install portsupgrade as well.
Every upgrade that I have performed since 7.1
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