undo make deinstall

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Oct 21 20:31:04 UTC 2009


On Oct 21, 2009, at 12:40 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:38:48PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 2009, at 12:28 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> How does one undo a `make deinstall` when `make reinstall` fails?
>> Do you have a package of this port handy?-- try doing a pkg_add of
>> that...
> It is, for the moment, a hypothetical question -- based on an  
> experience
> a year or so ago.  I'd like to avoid having the same problem again
> (deinstalling and reinstalling something, then finding the reinstall
> didn't work) without having an idea how to undo the damage of
> deinstalling something that actually worked.  So . . . assume for
> argument's sake that I haven't gone out of my way to create a  
> package in
> advance, for a sort of "worst case scenario".

As Dan mentioned, portupgrade creates a package before deleting the  
installed files, so it can rollback to the older version if the  
install of the update fails.
And, of course, if you care about a system, then you would already be  
taking backups that you could restore from if you needed to...


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