Presenting GNOME 2.10 for FreeBSD

Tim Bishop tim-lists at
Sat Mar 12 09:23:06 PST 2005

On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 12:18:32PM -0500, Adam Weinberger wrote:
> Tim Bishop wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 06:53:57AM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> >
> >>As always, GNOME users should _not_ use portupgrade alone to upgrade to
> >>2.10.  Instead, get the script from
> >> (note: you may have to
> >>wait for the website to sync before the script is updated for 2.10.  You
> >>can get the latest version at
> >> if you don't want
> >>to wait).
> >
> >
> >Not overly impressed so far. The upgrade script (the second link above)
> >carefully removed a long list of ports, then failed later on building
> >openoffice. I'm now left with a system that's nicely crippled.
> >
> >I can put it back together - but it doesn't seem that "safe".
> Your system isn't crippled, Tim. In /var/tmp, you have a file named 
> gnome_upgrade_lst.XXXXX (the X's are random chars). All you have to do 
> is fix the openoffice build problem -- or remove the openoffice line 
> from that file, and do:
> -restart /var/tmp/gnome_upgrade_lst.XXXXX
> and it will pick up where it left off.

Thanks. It depends on your definition of crippled - I can't use it that
well as it stands. I'll give what you suggest a go :-)


Tim Bishop
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