Ports and system upgrades

Greg Larkin glarkin at sourcehosting.net
Thu Jul 17 14:48:53 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-ports at freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-ports at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of David Southwell
> I have been unable to find instructions in the manual about  
> recompiling ports as part of a system upgrade process. There 
> seems to be no reference to it. 
> The upgrade from 6.1 to 6.3 seemed to work OK once I sorted 
> out a problem with perl. However 6.3 to 7.0 seems to produce 
> more difficulties than I bargained for!!!
> How can I best reconfigure and recompile all th installed ports?
> As you can see from below:
> [root at dns1 ~]# portupgrade -a
> Fatal error 'Thread is not system scope.
> ' at line 319 in file 
> /usr/src/lib/libpthread/thread/thr_sig.c (errno = 2) 
> Segmentation fault: 11 (core dumped)
> I have definitely omitted a vital step

Hi David,

This is the procedure that I have used for major version upgrades:

I don't exactly what state your machine is in at the moment, but if there's
some way to follow the instructions on that page, perhaps you can get it
running again. 

Best regards,
Greg Larkin
SourceHosting.net, LLC

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