Major Error Upgrading to GNOME 2.12

Micah micahjon at
Tue Nov 8 14:46:13 GMT 2005

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

gnome_upgrade_lst.xxxx in your tmp folder should contain a list of all 
the software that the script was going to update.  Compare that list 
with the output from pkg_version/portversion to see what needs 
reinstalling.  Reinstall it via whatever method you like (portinstall, 
cd /user/port/xxx/xxx && make install).  I am in a similar situation but 
I had the output from portversion from before the upgrade to rely on 
(and wrote a script that made a list of the differences).


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