7.2-STABLE to 8-R

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Tue Nov 24 21:29:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:18:51PM -0800, Charlie Kester wrote:
> On Tue 24 Nov 2009 at 13:09:48 PST Roland Smith wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 05:40:25PM +0000, John wrote:
> >>
> >> Regarding ports, I think I'll take the long route. This box is my main
> >> machine, my desktop - and so there are a LOT of ports installed. It will
> >> be easier to make portmanager rebuild everything in pristine mode. It
> >> will take a long time, but I accept this. Before this is done, I run the
> >> built-in routines in /usr/ports - clean out */work/* and distfiles.
> >
> >I would _strongly_ advise you to make a list of all your current ports, e.g. with
> >'portmaster -L >ports.list', deleting all ports and re-installing the ports
> >labeled as 'leaf ports' and 'root ports' in ports.list.
> >
> >While portmaster/-manager do their best, they just cannot cover all the corner
> >cases, especially since some ports require extra action (e.g. perl!) There is
> >a good chance you'll end up with a big mess like binaries linked to both 7.x
> >and 8.x libraries or ports failing to build for mysterious reasons. Both have
> >happened to me in the past and are a major PITA to fix.
> >
> >I've done the complete delete/reinstall run a couple of times now on my
> >desktop with ???490 ports installed.
> Can someone remind me once again, when rebuilding all of my ports, what
> is the trick for avoiding the options dialogs?  I'd like to have this
> run largely unattended. I seem to recall someone describing a method to
> go through all of them upfront, rather than having the build process
> interrupted each time a port wants that input.

Use 'make config-recursive' to go through all the option dialogs first.
See the ports(7) manpage for other make targets and variables that influence
which/how ports are built.

> I know that portupgrade has a batch build option, but unless I'm
> mistaken, that skips any ports that need interaction to build.
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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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