On Sunday 23 February 2003 08:27 am, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 11:16, Thanos Tsouanas wrote: > > --- Joe Marcus Clarke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 07:04, Thanos Tsouanas wrote: > > > > Hello everyone! > > > > > > > > I have the current Xft port installed and when i pkg_deleted > > > > (-f) xscreensaver and gkrellm2 so > > > > > > as > > > > > > > to reinstall the new versions from the port, i got an error > > > > while make, complaining about /usr/libexec/ld not being able to > > > > find -lXft2 > > > > > > > > I tried deinstalling and reinstalling Xft2 but i still have the > > > > same problem. > > > > > > > > Now i cannot install anything that uses Xft :( > > > > > > > > Any ideas? > > > > I'm running freebsd4.7 , with the ports tree being cvsup'ed to > > > > the 'current' version. > > > > > > You missed my HEADS UP. In order to properly recover after the > > > recent Xft upgrade, you need to do a portupgrade -rf Xft. Yes, > > > this takes an exceptionally long time, but things like this are > > > rare, and it's really the only way to get back on track and stay > > > there. > > > > > > Joe > > > > Thanks!! > > I'm dloading the portupgrade port right now, i've never used it.. > > Shud i use it whenever im upgrading a port, or is the pkg_delete / > > make reinstall solution better? > > You should get into a habit of using portupgrade. It does more or > less does the make/pkg_delete/make reinstall thing, but it also saves > old libraries so you can binaries gradually, as well as verify > dependency order and consistency. It's also very flexible and > configurable.
It isn't fool proof. I did that but right now (after I did a Xft-2 upgrade) I have a user login without proper fonts on kde-3. On the system creating the packages, I have user fonts but not on the system I used '-Pufr' to do the upgrades. When I say user, I mean I have fonts on a root login but not as my user name. Kent -- 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