Donovan R. Palmer
donovan at dmpnet.org
Mon Nov 5 08:14:37 PST 2007
> 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 without
Ah, i c. I am starting to make sense out of some of this from my fighting
around on this.
> 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 have done some web searching, but haven't found anything that has
everything in one place (including the Handbook). Once I emerge from all of
this, I might take a stab at writing up something for N00bs to help them
learn some of the things that I have figured out the hard way
> 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.
Very helpful! Thanks!
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