On Sunday 17 September 2006 12:44, White Hat wrote: > --- Jonathan Horne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > [...] > > > sounds interesting enough. if you will supply the > > portmanager command syntax, > > ill supply the test computer, and post the results. > > I guess I would want to run portmanager in a force > update mode. > > portmanager -u -f -l -y > > should do it. It will create a log in > /var/log/portmanager.log so at least we can see what > transpires. The '-y' flag may not be necessary, but > should not hurt. It will force it to answer yes to any > questions. The only problem that I could forsee is the > building of Java. Those files would have to be > download prior to the build and installed in the > /usr/ports/distfiles directory. I think portmanager by > default does not do Java. That means that the > pm-020.conf file will have to be modified. Not a big > deal though.
ok, test run #1 is under way. i built a system using the same base install that i did for my workstation (minimal). as prescribed, i then copied over the entire /var/db/pkg/ directory from my worktation to the new system, and issued the command 'portmanager -u -f -l -y'. so far, the test system is behaving as the experiment expected, and it is currently downloading sources and it looks to be building packages. ill update again later (probably need about a day, this test system is but an athlon 2000+ with an ages old hard drive). **update before i click send** the -y flag does not appear to be honored here, as gettext just stop to ask me what i would like built. cheers, jonathan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"