On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:05:12 +0100, Frederique Rijsdijk <frederi...@isafeelin.org> wrote: > I'm planning to binary upgrade a machine that's now running i386 > 7.1-RELEASE-p3 to AMD64.
Just to follow up on my quest here.. The upgrade went fine. Most ports were broken as expected. I gave up trying to recompile everything after a while, tripping over errors all over the place. Weird ones. The mountain of errors in front of me just never got any smaller. Ended up deleting all ports (pkg_delete -f \* is not something you do alot) and /usr/local/lib. This left me with configuration files of all the apps I had installed, as well as /var/db/ports/*. I simply recompiled the complete of apps that was installed, and after a day or so of compiling all is working again. No further work required. Amazing stuff! I find it amazing that even when things go really wrong in BSD (of course I did that :), it's quite easy to recover from such a aituation. Just all the port compiler options (/var/db/ports/*) and all the conf files of the apps is enough to recover - even from source. At the end of the day, it put a big smile on my face. Just had to say it! -- Frederique _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"