Major Error Upgrading to GNOME 2.12
rperry at gti.net
Wed Nov 9 08:20:47 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.
>> 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).
I was able to compare the list of files the script was going to update
to output from pkg_version to get an idea of what was missing. I
started with gnome2 (cd /user/port/x11/gnome2 && make install) and now
have about a dozen ports left to install. (Think I'll try portmanager
at a later date when I feel more comfortable with it.)
I certainly want to thank you all for your help. Can't wait 'til next
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