kstewart at owt.com
Fri Apr 9 13:19:55 PDT 2004
On Friday 09 April 2004 01:00 pm, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 09:14:07PM +0200, Andreas Davour wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > On Friday 09 April 2004 01:55 pm, Andreas Davour wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > If anyone can shed some light on those matters, then I'm all
> > > > ears. I can't get a new version of Firefox to compile without
> > > > atk so I'm very interested in getting this to work.
> > > >
> > > > I have run 'pkgdb -F' and tried to remove the dependecy, but
> > > > have not succeeded. I'm not even sure it would be wise to do
> > > > it...
> > >
> > > Did you remember to execute 'pkgdb -Uu' after cvsup and before
> > > portupgrade?
> > So be quite frank, I have no idea! I think I followed all
> > instructions quite litterally. But portupgrade was mentioned in the
> > handbook and the "cookbook" examples I found on the web differed
> > somewhat. I no longer remembered if I did a 'pkgdb -Uu' or not.
> > I there any telltale signs showing in the narrative in my first
> > post that indicates I forgot it? Is it recommendable I run it now
> > then?
> > /andreas
> If I can offer a practical tip re cvsu'ing and running 'pkgdb
> -Uu', why not script it and run it out of cron? That's how I
> make sure tht my ports tree is neat nd clean.
I run a cvsup of ports-all on a machine I usually use for testing. If
something breaks down, I have the other machines to recover it from. I
log everything and convert it into html using Ben Smithurst's cvsuplog.
Then, I upade my INDEX[-5] and INDEX.db; however, before I build the
new INDEX, I convert the current INDEX into a bzip2'ed file and keep 3
backups. A major disaster building INDEX is easily overcome by
unzipping one of the backups and the appropriate INDEX.
> When I do a portupgrade, my script runs pkgdb -F as a first
> steps. ...Just my dime's worth.
My dimes worth is that I won't run anything in a cronjob that may
require an answer from me. I also don't run pkgdb -F until portupgrade
tells me to do that. Since it updates the information when it is doing
upgrades, you only need to do it when it really has to be done.
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