upgrading Gnome components using portupgrade

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Fri Apr 16 11:52:07 PDT 2004

On Friday 16 April 2004 11:39 am, sAndri Kok wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have what I believe are Gnome components installed on my computer
> (gimp, Gconf, gtk, glib, etc). I'm running portupgrade now and I read
> the message that I should upgrade Gnome using the script provided by
> FreeBSD Gnome. The question is, if I only have parts of Gnome
> installed, while I'm using fluxbox as window manager, do I need to
> run the script? or is portupgrade fine? my portupgrade is currently
> still running and I don't seem to encounter any problem (yet).

I also run that way and from my experience the odds are pretty high that 
something will be done out of order. I did a portupgrade -pufr glib to 
do the upgrade and had a few problems that I had to manually update. I 
understand from other comments that re-running the upgrade script makes 
the update go faster than a -rf glib. If you look at ports that you 
have installed that depend on glib, the list seems to go forever. I 
don't know if a -pufrR glib would have prevented the problems but that 
would have used even more computer time to do the update. I think the 
AMD 2400+ needed something like 13 hours to do the update the way I did 


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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