gnome_upgrade script question

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Mon Nov 14 20:33:16 GMT 2005

On Monday 14 November 2005 12:20 pm, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> I have a spare 6.0 computer on which I ran the gnome_upgrade script.
> My g** .. 47 ports were deleted amongst which are very big ones like
> mozilla and all of KDE. This will take me a very long time to
> rebuild. And this only because glib2 is changed?
> I don't like this at all. It's a brandnew 6.0 system..
> Is it really neccessary to rebuild all of KDE??
> If I don't want this which ports do I have to set "on hold" in
> pkgtools.conf to run a "normal" portupgrade once in a while without
> getting into trouble?

You needed to use the -p option which would get packages if it can. If 
you upgrade early, you need a cpu with considerable power. The problem 
is being patient long enough :).

I have an AMD 2400+ XP and it had to build the gnome stuff and the new 
release of kde-3.4.3. It took a while :). However, I had packages on 
it, that I could move to my other 5.4 computers, long before they had 
packages on Marcus' tinderbox, which is where the 
script, which came along about 10 Novermber, gets the gnome packages.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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