ANNOUNCE: GNOME 2.12.1 has been merged into the ports tree

Sam Lawrance boris at
Sun Nov 6 04:36:09 PST 2005

On 06/11/2005, at 10:27 PM, Edwin L. Culp wrote:

> Quoting Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at>:
>> Now that the freeze in preparation for FreeBSD 6.0 is over (an  
>> excellent
>> release to be sure), it is my great pleasure (on behalf of the  
>> FreeBSD
>> GNOME Team) to announce the general availability of GNOME 2.12 for
>> FreeBSD.
>> The official release notes for GNOME 2.12 can be found at
>>  FreeBSD-specific
>> documentation can be found at  The
>> documentation has been updated, but it will be a little while  
>> before the
>> website rebuilds.
>> Upgrading from GNOME 2.10 to 2.12 is tricky.  You should NOT use
>> portupgrade by itself to do this upgrade.  Instead, download the
>> gnome_upgrade script from
>>  This  
>> script is
>> a wrapper for portupgrade that contains additional logic to steer  
>> clear
>> of some potential pitfalls with the upgrade.
> Hello,
> It is always nice to know what you should have done;)
> A little late, I'm afraid, but when using the script is being used  
> and the upgrade fails because of a power outage after the ports  
> have been uninstalled and not rebuilt, what is the correct  
> proceedure to follow?
> I reiniciated the update by reexecuting -f and  
> it seems as though I'm going to loose some ports that were deleted  
> during the first execution.  When I realized that was a posiblity,  
> I checked the -h option and saw -restart <list filename> that I  
> should add as an argument and don't know where <list filename>  
> might be or if I should have created it before iniciating the  
> upgrade process.

Something like this:

sh -restart /var/tmp/gnome_upgrade_lst.XXXXXX

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