The thing you should be doing first is checking /usr/ports/UPDATING. Major
things can change, and portupgrade may not be able to handle them without
Ah, i c. I am starting to make sense out of some of this from my fighting
around on this.
The "-f" option to pkg_delete/pkg_deinstall will force it to do the
action, even if there are dependencies. Sometimes it's the only way.
There's also the -o option to portupgrade.
As for a tutorial: first, check UPDATING. Then the command man page. If
necessary, a web search.
I have done some web searching, but haven't found anything that has
everything in one place (including the Handbook). Once I emerge from all of
this, I might take a stab at writing up something for N00bs to help them
learn some of the things that I have figured out the hard way
I can't remember what I did for this particular upgrade, but do remember
deleting some of the older autoconf ports manually. I suspect you could
delete all of them (and maybe some or all of the automake ports) and then
just deinstall and install autotools. (Like pkg_delete -f, "make
deinstall" in a port will ignore dependencies and just go ahead.)
After you do all that, you'll probably need to run pkgdb -F to fix or at
least check dependencies.
Very helpful! Thanks!
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