Out of the frying pan...
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Fri Jan 14 13:34:03 PST 2005
On Friday 14 January 2005 02:12 pm, John wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:32:03PM -0600, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > On Friday 14 January 2005 12:23 pm, John wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 06:19:20PM +0100, Benjamin Walkenhorst
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > > >3. Definitely go with a clean installation of FreeBSD 5.3
> > > > > rather than 5.2.1.
> > > >
> > > > Just a sidenote, I did a source upgrade from 5.2.1 to 5.3,
> > > > which basically worked okay.
> > > > Switching from XFree to X.org was really troublesome, on the
> > > > other hand...
> > >
> > > Yes, I would say that the source upgrade from 5.2.1 to 5.3-STABLE
> > > was fine, it was the xorg/XFree86 and kde issues that made me
> > > insane. It's possible that I should have just done a pkg_delete
> > > -a and started over with the packages from that point, but I also
> > > need to learn to use pkg_upgrade. I would not hesitate to do the
> > > source upgrade again for a system which is NOT running X.
> > >
> > > I have now reinstalled 5.3, just to get around the Xorg->XFree86
> > > issue, and I have kde installed, and I have room to spare. So,
> > > I'm much farther than I was when I ran out of room, and I still
> > > have room. This is a good thing!
> > Yes it is! (...and speaking as someone who is typing with 2
> > fractured wrists, all good news is welcome!)
> Oh, no! I'd ask what happened, but I'll wait until you're healed
Indoor soccer injury -- the floor is concrete.
> > I hope you have lots of fun and joy with your system before the
> > next challenge (which we will gladly participate in) !
> OK, well, it seems I spoke just a little bit too soon. Or, maybe I'm
> OK, but just worried.
> I downloaded and burned an ISO 5.3 CD. I did a minimal install,
> NFS mounted all the 5-stable packages I kept from the last time
> around (I'm not a COMPLETE idiot!) and simply did a "pkg_add
> kde-lite*". That got me a long, long ways. I also needed to do
> a "pkg_add xorg-server*" but I think nearly everything else got
> loaded up. I was in great shape in terms of disk footprint and
> everything else I can tell from here.
> Now, at this point, I'm running FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE, but I've
> installed packages from FreeBSD 5-STABLE, but if my understanding
> is correct, that should be OK.
> This is the point at which things got interesting. I did the
> pkg_add for OOo - and found that I was missing four dependent
> packages. As luck would have it, all four of them have been
> updated since I started this process, so I downloaded and installed
> the newer revv'ed ones, but I got an error message that
> something (I wished I'd trapped the output) wanted libm.so.2.
> When I look around, I find that I have libm.so.3. The four
> packages were atk, pango, shared-mime-info, and gtk-2. I
> think one of the post-install scripts complained that it couldn't
> run something,
> Am I preparing trouble, or am I OK? Despite the warning, everything
> seems to be installing. Obviously, I wasn't able to install the
> newer packages as dependencies, but after installing them by hand,
> the things on which they depended seem to be installing OK, though
> with warnings.
> Anyway, I have everything installed, (except maybe a JDK - any
> suggestions?) and I'm at 80% in my combined root /usr partition,
> which feels a little tighter than I would like, but I do still have
> 270Mb free, so that's not too bad - that's larger than my first
> FreeBSD hard drive! :)
> OO just finished. Other than 16 packages that are newer than
> expected, it seems to have installed. I'm not actually with the
> machine, so I can't start X and kde and try it.
> Am I OK, or should I start over and redo something?
If the package finished installing, everything may be okay (no
guarantees). Create a list of frequent tasks in OpenOffice; and run
OpenOffice through its paces.
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