At 07:48 AM 2/4/2003 -0800, you wrote:
My usual procedure is this:On Tuesday 04 February 2003 07:00 am, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Some time ago I chose FreeBSD over all other *nix systems because I > found the system better managed, easier to administrate, better > supported and simpler to update and upgrade both the OS and the > programs - especially through portupgrade. > Several times I have encountered glitches in the update process; some > I managed to figure out what the problem was, some other I just had > to wait until the port was corrected then re-cvsup and portupgrade. > This, on 2 similar FBSD v.4.7 installations. > > Currently I have encountered problems with updating KDE3 (because > kdegames3 had some sort of problem - I don't have time for the games > anyway, but this messes up the update - and the audio/arts program > also had problems) and Openoffice 1.02.I think you have something else that is wrong. For example, if you check the cvs-repository, nothing has been modified on kdegames since it was updated to version 3.1 6 days ago. About 18 hours ago, I cvsuped ports-all, rebuilt INDEX like you are supposed to do after cvsuping, and then ran portupgrade -pufr qt This rebuilt all of the ports that depend on qt-3.1.1_2 and pretty much includes all of kde and arts. What version are you trying to upgrade kde from? The older versions basically require a package delete and fresh install. They also don't work with XFree86-3.3.6. You have to use version 4.x.
cvsup -g -L 2 /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile && portsdb -Uu
I then check to see what is out of date and usually run portupgrade -ra
If there are minor upgrades, things go pretty fast; otherwise I just let the machine go to it for hours during off hours for me....
Sometime, as I mentioned, things get screwed up - but why. Just now, on one machine kde would not update because of some "spelling problem" ??? that's a werd one - in the arts audio/arts port. To me, this means that there was either an error in the download or in the port (or port patch or whatever). Am I wrong?
On the other machine, it was the kdegames3 that caused a problem...
What would be the best way to correct the problem? Delete the files from the ports directory and run cvsup again? Or... ?
If a port requires to much space, then you need to use the prebuilt packages.
Ok, that's quite reasonable... sometimes it is difficult to find them :))
Kent > Open office seems to be a particular case as it requires 4Gb of space > for installation on *nix! I cannot think of another program that > seems to be so bloated for installation. Is there an insurmountable > problem here? I did find a port for FBSD to install the Ooo v.1.0.1 > but now to update - whammo! It seems to me that it is rare that one > needs the huge capacity disks that seem so current - I have 1 10gb > and 1 34Gb raid array, but they are used for different OS's and for > storage. It is impractical to have to re-organize your entire system > just for 1 program. :(( > > If the port is faulty and is uploaded to the port site, then the > downloaded port sits in the machine and then you have to figure out > what went wrong. What is annoying is the enormous time it take to > reinstall stuff like KDE3 and Open office only to find that the > installation has failed and sometimes the old installarion is screwed > up... Fortunately, I have not committed to using FBSD and the *nix > program exclusively as, so far, I have found that there are still > nasty kinks in the gears that take away too much time from creative > productivity for maintenance > > Can someone explain the best way to deal with the updating process? > How to minimize updating problems? > Thanks in advance, > PJ > > > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message
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