alacarte broken?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sun Jun 28 18:08:12 UTC 2009

Marco Beishuizen wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jun 2009, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>> Marco Beishuizen wrote:
>>> On Sat, 27 Jun 2009, Marco Beishuizen wrote:
>>>> I saw something about python in /usr/ports/UPDATING, and I am trying
>>>> to upgrade to python26 first. Perhaps this helps.
>>> I upgraded python the way described in UPDATING. Now everything related
>>> to python is broken. How do I fix this?
>> You must not have followed the instructions correctly.  Exactly what did
>> you do to upgrade Python?
>> Joe
> I did what UPDATING described: portupgrade -o lang/python26
> lang/python25, and after that: cd /usr/ports/lang/python && make
> upgrade-site-packages.
> Because a lot of programs were broken I installed python25 again, and
> everything seem to work again, except the gnome-about program. It
> complains about not finding pygtk. I reinstalled that too but this
> didn't help.

After you perform the upgrade steps in UPDATING, you need to force
rebuild other ports such as gnome-desktop, libglade2, gnome-doc-utils,
totem, rhythmbox, gimp, straw, graphviz, conduit, gnome-applets,
hamster-applet, and deskbar-applet.  After that, you should be fully
converted to python26.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	gnome at
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