Sorry for the lame question. But how exactly would I go about recompiling
the base?Could you point me to any articles/manuals about it? I'm just
trying to understand which steps exactly need to be done and how to do it.
Compiling everything would take me a few weeks on this machine :(

Thanks again!

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Sagara Wijetunga <>wrote:

> Victor Starenky writes:
> Actually I am running this without GUI (X is a luxury on this machine) .But
> if I restore it from the live CD I understand that all ports I have will be
> messed up?
> You build ports on top of a working base. Now your foundation, aka the base
> has gone wrong. What you got to do is to get the base working again.
> Actually the first thing you should try is, to compile the base and the
> kernel (buildworld, buildkernel, etc) and install them properly. Check every
> stage complete without any error. If you can reinstall your base without any
> error, your base is working. Then you can rebuild your ports.
> If you cannot, recompile your base, ie. if errors develops, then copy
> necessary libs, etc. from the live CD till your recompile the base completes
> without errors.
> So my only option would be to go and install/reinstall all of them from the
> scratch? Building anything that needs Ruby for example takes like 24 hours
> on this machine :(
> This is your last option.
> Regards
> Sagara
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