Jonathan Horne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > i have a system that i tend to tear up quite often. sometimes accidently, > sometimes not. recompiling kde is quite a long process (and when i try to do > it from packages, something is always messed up). > > so, i was under the impression that if you *did not* make install clean > (thus, > only using 'make clean') and save your work directories, then when it came > time to reinstall something, you would not have to go thru the compile > process, and skip straight to the installation? > > example is, last night i compiled xorg from ports, but then tried to (against > my better judgement) pull down kde from packages. utter catastrophe, after > removing the non-working kde-package, kde3 port would not even compile after > that. anyway, long story short, i backed up > my /usr/ports, /usr/src, /usr/obj, and reinstalled. using my restored backup > files, reapplying my old kernel and installworld went just without issue, i > skipped the buildworld and buildkernel just fine, no hitches. but when i > went to reinstall the xorg from last night (all the work directories were > still there), 'make install' returned no output, and nothing happened. what > gives?
"make reinstall". See "man ports". > i ended up having to do a make clean on my ports dir before i could continue. > > in the future for me, is there a way to proeperly retain all the precompiled > stuff, and just skip right to the installation portion of my previously > compiled ports? I would tend to build your own packages, and keep them around. Then you can reinstlal them easily. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"