On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 02:03:43PM +0200, Ewald Jenisch wrote: > Hi, > > Updating one of my sytems I followed /usr/ports/UPDATING and did a > "pkg_delete -r jpeg-6b_7" - only to discover that everything that > depends on jpeg-* is gone - this involves little wonders like the > complete gnome2 environment plus e.g. firefox, gimp, > openoffice. > > What's really bad however is that all information about the > dependencies that were there before is now gone, i.e. the system has > no clue that e.g. gnome2 was installed. > > Fortunately, in my particular case, I did a "pkg_info -Rx jpeg-" prior > to that pkg_delete so at least I have clue as to the state of my ports > that depend on jpeg-* before that pkg_delete. > > So here are my questions: > > o) Do I really have to re-build every port that depends on jpeg-* from > scratch; i.e. "make && make install"ing every port? (i.e. take the > list from pkg_info (see above) and build everything by hand) > > o) Is there a less painful way to upgrade everything that depends on jpeg-*
try portmaster -r jpeg > PS: To my understanding the information in /usr/ports/UPDATING is a > little misleading without mentioning anything that "pkg_delete" > basically removing all dependencies leaving the system in a state with > the dependent packages deleted having no clue as to what was there > before. Maybe a little hint about this would possibly keep others from > falling into similar traps.... yes, this wasn't the best advice -- Anton Shterenlikht Room 2.6, Queen's Building Mech Eng Dept Bristol University University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8233 Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"