On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 17:12:27 +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote: > Work out what went wrong, fix it and then just run: > > # portupgrade -af '<2004-01-15' > > which does a forced update of all packages installed before the given > date. (Note: -R and -r are unnecessary with -a). Rinse, > repeat. Until all your ports are up to date.
Excellent! That should do EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you so much. > Usually ports problems are either inability to download the required > distfiles or a temporary SNAFU by the port maintainer/committer. In > most cases it suffices to wait a few hours or days, re-cvsup the ports > tree and start the portupgrade job again. Yeah that was my plan... I'm well-familiar with ports-tree hiccups. I have plenty of other things to do to pass the time while I sort this out (like install 4.9 on a separate drive to try and fix a UFS1 volume I cannot access due to a bad superblock. Or play with my new Palm Tungsten T3 once it arrives) One question: it's not clear from man pkg_glob whether I can combine the date format '<2004-01-15' with a package name, so that I only update the dependencies of a SPECIFIC package that are older than that date (using -f instead of -af of course). Is there a syntax to do that? _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"