Hello, I've been reading over my library of FreeBSD books, which I may add is impressive due to me buying EVERY book available on Freebsdmall and also buying the PowerPak to make sure my Library is complete, and also I've been reading the freebsd.org docs because I'm working on getting an upgrade to work properly.
Here is what happened: I did as the website said and changed the cvsup example file which is the one I'm using, to a FreeBSD cvsup server, left most of it alone, because I wanted to use most packages, so I wanted basically every app available, and when rebooting, after doing this: # make buildworld # make buildkernel # make installkernel # reboot I booted in single user mode and tried this: # mergemaster -p # make installworld # mergemaster # reboot Now, this wouldn't work for some reason or another, but the system seemed to be doing just fine. I did uname -a and sure enough I had 6.3 Stable going. However, when typing kdm to load up that so I can use a gui, it no longer loads, at all, it pops up for a split second to just stop totally, and then gives me a message about the hostname. I thought it was odd, and XDM actually loads, but won't load X itself as it too goes out with errors about hostname. I don't have the exact message which I know is bad form on my part, but I decided to just try updating again as I was kind of wondering what RELEASE is like instead of stable. This is perfectly fine because the machine is NOT used as a server really, and is mainly for me to test out stuff and use FreeBSD more so I'm not worried about it breaking, or reinstalling the OS, it's no big deal, my reaqson for doing this the first time was mainly because pkg_add -r wouldn't work, I have 6.0 on the CDs I bought from the mall site, and I also have another 6.0 install disk as I bought a second copy, may seem odd but I like having more than one on CD (or in thie case 4 copies) but I like to help support the BSD people, so I do it. Anyway, does anyone have any idea? I'm using the web site for docs as my books seem to have different instructions all together which is odd but I also know that books coming up vs software coming out, you can't really keep books coming out at the same rate, so I decided to use the web docs for something like this to have more up to date info, so here it is since this message si looking rather sloppy: --I have install disks for FreeBSD 6.0 -- I don't mind reinstalling but would rather fix it and learn how -- I'm currently running an update again with cvsup as it says this is a better choice and option --I'm not a Unix wizard but I DO know enough to get around and dream of one day being a Unix hacker, that's a dream for now though, I came from using Windows and Linux, and still use both heh --IF I've borked up the system bad enough that a reinstall is the best option I really don't mind, I'd just like to know how to at least prevent this from happening again so I can stay up to date in FreeBSD I followed the instructions pretty much to the letter here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html The system has nothing really important on it yet as I set it up to learn more with so I can start using FreeBSD the way I do Linux, as a desktop to do my work and tests on. Thanks very much, and as I said, if I really screwed up or something, I can just reinstall. also, one more thing: Does anyone know how to make pkg_add -r package work again in a fresh install of FreeBSD 6.0? When I ran it after the install to grab something it said it didn't work and couldn't be found, and so I decided to investigate and found the reason to be the host it looks up is no longer there, so I just went to Freebsd.org and looked and found the server was renamed since 6.0 was released, and so I just updated everything for it to work better. Also, one last question: I've been looking on FreeBSD.org but I don't fnid anything about this, but when did FreeBSD go from .tgz files to .tbz? I'm just wondering what happened as I thought it was atypo at first and realized every one of my books said .tbz and so did my screen heh. Any info on that would be neat too :) Thanks VERY much! -Allen _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"