--- "E. Gad" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > backyard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- "E. Gad" > wrote: > > > > > > > Svein Halvor Halvorsen > > wrote: Subhro wrote: > > > yourself. However remember to cvsup your ports > > tree before you start > > > using it to get the required software. Refer to > > the handbook for > > > understanding how ports work. > > > > For most people portsnap would be a better way of > > updating one's ports > > tree. Firstly, it's in the base system and thus > > doesn't require any > > third party software. Secondly, most newbies find > it > > easier to use. > > as long as your remember to install it as a port > during the install or add it with sysinstall or > pkg_add. cvsup-nogui then doing a: > > make update in /usr/src or /usr/ports will > automagically use the default examples and update > things. As long as your going from a 6.x base it > will > continue on Rel_6.x. If you started with 5.x it will > continue to update 5.x. Ports will always update to > the latest and greatest as it uses a different tag. > I > find this very easy, I'm also afraid of change. > Though > portsnap is more secure because it uses encryption > and > I've heard signs the updates. To each their own > though > one way of the other updating your SRC and PORTS is > an > important thing to learn how to do. > > > > > > > Svein Halvor > > > > Hmm porstnap seemed to have worked ok. I installed > > the portupgrade suite through pkg_add. > > Somethings still not happy. Because when took a > > stab at installing: > > nvidia-driver > > nvidia-glx > > xorg and compat 5 as a dependency for > > nvidia-driver/nvidia-glx > > > > nvidia can't find something and I don't know what > > because the first part of the message scrolls of > the > > screen- (remember I'm not in xorg yet) > > if you don't have X yet then I don't think the > nvidia > drivers will install because they are quite > dependant > on X. > > no X required here... > hit scroll lock and then PgUp and PgDn this will let > you view the scroll back buffer and see what you > cannot see. the up and down arrows will work too. > > > > > > -What the newbie here has done so far to help > > itself- > > Just as a guess-reinstalled linux_base because I > > remembered reading on a Just Some Guys 'Blog abut > > the same problem > > thinking it couldn't hurt anything since I hadn't > > installed hardly much of anything- > > cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base. > > make deinstall > > make clean > > make install > > Ran that for 15 minuts-it ran into some sort of > > "error 1!" (repeated 5 times) > > Undaunted-re- did make etc. > > Somethng about rpm something not found > > (cd'd into linux_bas-fc4) > > ran make install clean-but it says it can't find > > the ftp servers- > > Any guesses what I'm doing wrong? > > > > install archivers/rpm should fix that but it should > know to do it itself. Unless your stuck using that > particular dist of linux I would try to gentoo > stage3 > base. a chroot to the /compat/linux and you can use > their portage system to install and update linux > apps > fairly easy. The reason I got away from linux in the > first place was the nightmare of updating it, but at > least Gentoo uses a "ports" system that makes it > less > of a nightmare. Of course I am biased because I do > run > Gentoo on my laptop and would want the emulation > base > to be compatible if I package up native Gentoo apps > to > my FreeBSD system. > > -brian > > > > > About that nvidia-thing here's the messages: > libtool cannot find the library > /usr/local/lib/libintl.la or undhandled argument in > /usr/local/libintl.la > gmake:***[dump] Error 1 > gmak:leaving director > /usr/ports/archivers/rpm/work/rpm-3.0.6/tools > gmake:[all-recursive]-Error 1 > gmakeleaving director > /usr/ports/archivers/work/rpm-3.0.6 > gmake *** [all-recursive-am- Error 2 > Error code 2 > Stop in /usr/ports/archivers/rpm > Errror code 1 > Stop in /usr/ports/archivers/rpm > Error code 1 > > ---snip---- > stop in /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc4 > /* Why is it having issues with this? */ > Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver. > command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa > /tmp/portinstall542.0 make reinstall > **Fix the installation problem and try again > ***Listing failed packages(*skiped/ !FAILED) > !xll/driver(install error) > packages processed: 0.... > > > well it looks like gettext is messed up or rpm can't find the proper library to link to. Try (re)installing gettext. The rest happens because rpm is missing and I think nividia's drivers are packaged as an rpm. I don't know why fedora-core is popping up. perhaps you need to set LINUX_BASE=gentoo in make.conf. I think that is the correct syntax but man make.conf should have the right syntax. I think for whatever reason rpm has something to do with the fedora-core base source. I'm not positive but building it in the past I seem to recall something going on with fedora-core. that or i seem to recall nvidia used a self running and extracting rpm which is linked to fedora core because redhat obviously created the redhat package manager. -brian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"