6.0 stable: linuxpluginwrapper port build failure

Chandan Haldar chandanh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 05:42:11 PST 2006

I'll try the portmanager in future, but for now I already took Andrew's 
and started reinstalling ports from the latest version of the ports 
I reinstalled a lot of the ports I installed earlier from the old ports 
that came with FreBSD 6.0 Stable distrib.  Things seemed to go well... 

In the middle of the marathon build of gnome2 2.12, the machine (Compaq
Pentium III 933MHz with 256MB RAM) unpredictably locks up.  Happened
several times so far at different places in the build.  Keyboard is 
dead.  Switching
console does not work.  The hard disk keeps spinning and the power light 
is on
but there is no sign of any other activity in the machine.  Had to force 
a power
down and reboot.  I am running FreeBSD 6.0 Stable with X11+Gnome 2.10
and the older ports for 3 months now without any problems.  So presumably
the new ports installs have something to do with this new unstable behavior.
Anyone seen this before?


Chris Whitehouse wrote:

> Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
>> On 2/20/06, Chandan Haldar <chandanh at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks a lot for the direction.  All goes well until portupgrade 
>>> asks me
>>> to run 'pkgdb -F',
>>> which asks me to resolve stale dependencies.  I have a large number of
>>> ports installed and
>>> the dependencies seem somewhat intractable for manual resolution.  Is
>>> this the only way
>>> to resolve the stale dependencies or am I as usual missing something 
>>> :-(
>>> ?  From the pkgdb
>>> manpage I could not understand the implication of the score and how 
>>> that
>>> helps me
>>> select a new dependency...
>> If you have some spare time, consider reinstalling all
>> the ports.
> You might try sysutils/portmanager first. It upgrades lowest 
> dependencies first then works it's way up the dependency tree so stale 
> dependencies are not usually a problem. It works very well.
> Chris

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