newbie question: Gnome 2.6 upgrade

Ian Bowers icbowers at
Thu Apr 22 09:29:47 PDT 2004

>From: Ewald Jenisch <a at>
>To: Ian Bowers <icbowers at>
>CC: freebsd-questions at
>Subject: Re: newbie question:  Gnome 2.6 upgrade
>Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:16:14 +0200
>On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:16:25AM -0400, Ian Bowers wrote:
> > I'm having trouble upgrading to gnome 2.6.  I had gnome 2.4
> > installed and running just fine.  I cvsup'd with the ports-supfile,
> > and ran the file.
>Maybe dumb question: Did you upgrade "ruby" as instructed in
>/usr/ports/UPDATING before upgrading Gnome? (I ran into that trap a
>while ago)

Like a proper n00b, I didn't even know there was such a directory.  I 
followed the upgrade FAQ at on the assumption that it was a full 
set of instructions.  Thank you very much for this tidbit.  I'll upgrade 
ruby and check out that dir.

> > Since running cvsup and the upgrade, I can't run startx like I used
> > to.
>Are your problems only related to X11 - or do you have the problems
>when running in "console"-mode too?
>Try switching virtual terminals with <Alt><Ctrl><F-key> (like
><Alt><Ctrl><F2>). First of all this switches you out to a
>console-terminal leaving X running and thus gives to the ability to
>track things down further.

The problem only seems to be with X11.  I tried running several commands in 
console mode that I can normally run from any location and they all worked 
fine.  so far startx seems to be the only thing that won't run like it used 
to.  I read something about shells having to be rehashed to update the PATH 
lines?  I run in bash if that makes a difference.

Thank you very much for your help so far.

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