how do I fix this?
kline at thought.org
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 xs4all.nl>
> Subject: Re: how do I fix this?
> To: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> Cc: FreeBSD <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> 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
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,
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