upgrading Gnome components using portupgrade

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Fri Apr 16 12:41:47 PDT 2004

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:52:04 -0700, Kent Stewart <kstewart at owt.com> wrote:

> 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
> it.

I personal would go for rebuild everything that depend on pkg-config 
instead glib, because of libxml2, libxslt and etc that don't depend on 


> Kent

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