James writes: > What has happened, though, is I've never ran rm in > /usr/ports/distfiles. I'm going to think for a little bit about > a script that can move through /usr/ports/distfiles and reinstall > everything that exists there.
Having been in almost the identical situation for different rasons, I sympathize. Yes, this will involve a sweep through /usr/ports distfiles. If you haven't ever deleted anything, I suggest a prelimiary manual run deleting everything but the most recent version. This has a down-side, but it will prevent cluttering the rebuilt system with unused ports. The other thing you want do is start with something /big/ - OpenOffice, FireFox, GIMP, Java, Apache. While rebuilding it will take time (possibly days) it will automatically suck in the dependencies. Send the output of the rebuild to a file; have a cron job e-mail you the last 50 lines every hour. Robert Huff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"