wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Nov 5 05:26:50 PST 2007
On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Donovan R. Palmer wrote:
> A total noob here with FreeBSD, but am liking it so far. I went to run
> portupgrade for the first time and encountered quite a few problems. I have
> googled around and found some of my answers, but it's been slow going. For
> cairo# portupgrade -aF
The thing you should be doing first is checking /usr/ports/UPDATING.
Major things can change, and portupgrade may not be able to handle them
> cd: can't cd to /usr/ports/devel/gnu-autoconf
> ** Package 'gnu-autoconf' has been removed from ports tree.
Old versions of autoconf were replaced with 2.61.
> So one possibility I read to fix something like this is to uninstall and
> resintall it. This yields the following result:
But you can't reinstall it, since it's gone from the ports tree.
> cairo# pkg_info | grep gnu-autoconf
> gnu-autoconf-2.59 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x
> cairo# pkg_deinstall gnu-autoconf-2.59
> ---> Deinstalling 'gnu-autoconf-2.59'
> pkg_delete: package 'gnu-autoconf-2.59' is required by these other packages
> and may not be deinstalled:
> ** Listing the failed packages (*:skipped / !:failed)
> ! gnu-autoconf-2.59 (pkg_delete failed)
> ---> Packages processed: 0 done, 0 ignored, 0 skipped and 1 failed
> So how do I fix this? Is there a HOW-TO or tutorial on a webpage out there
> that will help me learn how to fix these things? The handbook makes no
> mention of how to resolve these issues... unless I missed something?
The "-f" option to pkg_delete/pkg_deinstall will force it to do the
action, even if there are dependencies. Sometimes it's the only way.
There's also the -o option to portupgrade.
As for a tutorial: first, check UPDATING. Then the command man page.
If necessary, a web search.
I can't remember what I did for this particular upgrade, but do remember
deleting some of the older autoconf ports manually. I suspect you could
delete all of them (and maybe some or all of the automake ports) and
then just deinstall and install autotools. (Like pkg_delete -f, "make
deinstall" in a port will ignore dependencies and just go ahead.)
After you do all that, you'll probably need to run pkgdb -F to fix or at
least check dependencies.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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