Major Error Upgrading to GNOME 2.12

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at
Tue Nov 8 07:04:45 GMT 2005

On Monday 07 November 2005 22:32, Bob Perry wrote:
> This past weekend, I CVSup'd the ports tree and prepared to run
> portupgrade.  I noticed a large number of GNOME ports in my output from
> pkg_version and, found that I would need to run the GNOME Project 's
> upgrade script to upgrade to 2.12.
> I use a dial-up modem had been timed out on several occasions.during the
> process  This happened about three times during the night and I had to
> restart the upgrade each time.  Note that I failed to use the restart
> flag recommended during the first restart.  I finally ended up with a
> "succesful upgrade..." message even though I now have only 188 ports
> after beginning with 297.  Amongst the missing is gnome 2.12 itself.
> I'm hoping there is some way to get things back to normal and rerun the
> upgrade without re-installing the missing ports.  BTW, I did back up
> /var/db/pkg.
> Any advice would be appreciated.  I run 5.4 -RELEASE #0.  I'm running
> this message from a second machine but should be able to supply the logs
> if needed.
> Thanks,
> Bob Perry

get sysutils/portmanager make sure it is version 0.3.3, you need a very up to 
date tree, then run

portmanager x11/gnome2


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