Major Error Upgrading to GNOME 2.12

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Tue Nov 8 14:16:52 GMT 2005

My own horror story: ruby started throwing errors:

INFO: Running /usr/local/sbin/pkg_deinstall -fO graphics/kimdaba
[Updating the pkgdb <format:bdb1_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... - 690 packages found (-1 +0) (...)/usr/local/lib/rub
y/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:466: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-freebsd6]

halfway through the package removal process, but the
script kept cheerfully chewing its way through my package list.  I ended
up looking in the list of packages that it was going to "fix", manually
pkg_deleteing them, and then manually reinstalling them.

Out of curiosity, exactly what's wrong with portupgrade that these upgrade
scripts (which never seem to work as expected on my system) claim to fix?
Kirk Strauser
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