how do I fix this?

Gary Kline kline at
Tue Jun 5 22:34:33 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:04:35AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 08:04:35 +0200
> From: Roland Smith <rsmith at>
> Subject: Re: how do I  fix this?
> To: Gary Kline <kline at>
> Cc: FreeBSD <freebsd-questions at>
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 09:53:11PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	no joy.  I did another full upgrade.  first time in many
> > 	months.  then spent a couple hours with portmaster (thank
> > 	you, Roland:).  this as a first upgrade.  
> Make sure you update portmaster first. The latest versions have significant
> improvements. Also there has recently been a upgrade of libPNG, requiring a
> rebuild of everything that needs it.

	pretty sure that I did exactly that.

> > 	what I  want to do is get as current as possible and then 
> > 	install 7.5.  and stay there.
> 7.5 what? Do you mean Xorg? Please try and be specific.

	FreeBSD-7.5.  pretty sure I saw something about 7.4 being
	upgraded to 7.5.  I've been at FBSD-7.3 for a long ti me.  I
	dont remember how many times I have upgraded this release,
	but it has been solid.  
> >  another question involves 
> > 	accepting the "3-D" windows with whatever options they might
> > 	present. 
> You mean the options dialogs as run by 'make config'? 


> Portmaster will first
> recurse through the port and all of its dependencies (if any) to handle any
> port OPTIONS via the 'make config' interface, before going off on the big
> build. 

	one thing ive been doing is de-selection most  of the
	options..  the box is my server. we [freebsders] have lost
	the desktop 'market' ....  
> > is there any upgrade utility or flag that will
> > accept and upgrade things without me having to be here?
> Yes and no. With the latest portmaster you can use the -y flag to
> automatically answer "yes" to all questions. But some ports are marked as
> "interactive", in the sense that they need you to give some input. Or they are
> marked as "restricted" in that you might have to go and download the tarball
> yourself somewhere. These are properties of the ports system and the
> individual ports. No port build tool can override that.
> BTW, use the -R flag with portmaster. If a long build fails, it skips already
> updated stuff on the second try.

	super; I'll add -yR to the argv list. tx again,


> Roland
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