Blundered with gnome-desktop

manish jain invalid.pointer at
Fri Mar 27 15:19:22 PDT 2009

rasz wrote:
> manish jain wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I blundered - I downloaded the latest ports tarball and did a 'make 
>> install' in deskutils/conduit. The conduit port asked for a deinstall 
>> followed by a reinstall in gnome-desktop, which I promptly complied 
>> with. As was bound to happen, everything in gnome is now 
>> broken/paralysed. Being a gnomer, I do not want to abandon my gnome 
>> environment. Just to make sure before attempting recovery, will the 
>> following 2 steps generally be able to fix things for me :
>> #1)
>> pkgdb -aF
>> #2)
>> portupgrade -L /var/gnome2-upgrade-logs/portupgrade-%s::%s.log -l \ 
>> /root/gnome2-portupgrade-results.txt -vrR -x gnome-desktop gnome-desktop
> just in case, do you know if your gnome before this was updated to 
> lastest version (2.24.x) ? cuz the above could get messy if you had 
> previous version and only updated gnome-desktop. (there is something in 
> ports/UPDATING)

No, my gnome was not 2.24. It was 2.22, like almost everything else.

Thank you and Regards
Manish Jain
invalid.pointer at

NB : Laast year I kudn't spell Software Engineer. Now I are won.

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