On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 18:27:32 +0200
Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote:

>On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:17:08PM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote:
>> On Thursday 16 April 2009 07:15:05 Roland Smith wrote:
>> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:49:43AM +0400, Eugene L. wrote:
>> > > I am planning to update to CURRENT, been reading freebsd-current
>> > > for some time, apparently some ports require rebuilding as they
>> > > are kernel specific, like hal, so I wonder how to rebuild those
>> > > ports automatically?
>> >
>> > If you switch to another major version of FreeBSD, the best course
>> > is to remove and reinstall all ports.
>> All ports depending on libc. Which is everything except
>> scripts. Removal isn't necessary. ports-mgmt/portmaster is one of
>> those scripts that doesn't need recompilation and can be used to
>> force recompilation of all ports that need it. Two for one deal.
>Unfortunately, no port management tool deals completely with this
>situation. The libc version isn't listed as a dependency, AFAIK.
>I tend to make a list of all installed ports (with portmaster -L), wipe
>all ports and remove any remains from /usr/local. Then reinstall all
>ports listed as 'root ports' and 'leaf ports' in said list. This makes
>sure you have a clean and consistent set of ports.

I have never actually had to delete any existing files. I simple
deleted all files in the '/usr/ports/distro' directory, then download
the required java files (assuming you have a version installed) and
then run: "portmanager -u -f -y -l" You could skip the '-l' if you
didn't want a log file created; however, I wouldn't. I have not had a
problem with this method yet.


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