FIXED! I have Ruby 1.8.4 in my tree now.

I had not done...
# portsnap extract

I was a bit mislead because when I did
# portsnap fetch
after downloading it said it was 'extracting'. So I skipped extract. My bad.

I still would like to ask you gurus a couple of questions if I may.

1. During sysinstall it had asked me if I wanted the ports collection
installed which had 13,000 apps, would take 400MB of space yada yada
yada...I assumed by saying yes and since I was installing off the boot
only CD I would get the LATEST ports from the main site. Why didn't I?
In chapter 4.5 of the handbook portsnap is given as an alternative to
sysinstall. So what is the difference between ports installed via
sysinstall vs. that from portsnap?

2. Unrelated: I did a pkg_version and see that there are a whole bunch
of packages (may be 80-90%) which need updating. I am just trying
FreeBSD for now on my laptop which is an old Gateway with Pentium II
400 MHz. It took nearly 2-3 days (it would pause with some dialog
which needed human input so I am not sure how long it might have taken
with me sitting in front of it all the time) to install gnome2 from
the ports. I don't know how long it might take to do a complete system
upgrade. So the question I have is on current technology (say Athlon64
or Coreduo with 1GB of RAM) how long does it take to install a
complete system + upgrade it to the ports tree for a X-developer
workstation? Sorry about the loaded question.

Thank you all for helping me resolve this so fast.


On 5/2/06, Daniel Bye <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 04:37:03PM -0400, Bakki Kudva wrote:
> I am still running into this problem. I upgraded my ports using
> portsnap. Ruby version in my ports tree is still 1.8.2  (according to
> distinfo) while on the web site it shows as ruby-1.8.4_6,1
> Also the distinfo on the web site the version was upgraded to 1.8.4
> about 3 months ago!
> So why am I not pulling in the newer version?
> baffled,

Hmm.  The first time you use portsnap to update your ports tree, you
need to

 # portsnap fetch
 # portsnap extract

Then, at subsequent updates, you say

 # portsnap fetch
 # portsnap update

You need to run both to update properly.

If that doesn't get you sorted, we'll take another look!


Daniel Bye

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