Portupgrade problem

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Oct 20 07:02:14 PDT 2005

"Craig Deal" <craig at advantagecomputer.biz> writes:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org 
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of 
> > Lowell Gilbert

> > How did you install ruby?  
> > That's the program (as opposed to portupgrade) that's trying 
> > to link to the wrong library, and the version you have 
> > installed is not the one you would have gotten from the 
> > 5.4-RELEASE packages.
> That could be the problem. I used "pkg_add
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages...... for some of the
> packages, in order to get the most current version. I may have used the
> wrong ftp folder on one of the them. Is
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-stable/ or using
> "pkg_add -r" the most current packages for ver. 5.4? If so, I think I will
> just start over with a clean install.

If you want to keep your packages up-to-date, I recommend updating
your ports tree with cvsup and then using portupgrade or portmanager
get the updates.

Reinstalling the whole system is quite drastic and completely unnecessary.

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