Major Error Upgrading to GNOME 2.12

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Nov 8 13:15:22 GMT 2005

Bob Perry <rperry at> writes:

> 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.

In the worst case, you should be able to delete all the Gnome-related
ports and re-add them.  [I did that on purpose, because my only Gnome
machine is *so* much slower than my build server.]

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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