On Sunday 04 April 2004 01:10 pm, Jay Moore wrote: > On Sunday 04 April 2004 02:27 pm, Kent Stewart wrote: > > > Bottom line here (in my case) is this: I'm afraid my ports tree > > > may be BFU; this all started when I tried to install the "K3b" > > > port which apparently has a bazillion dependencies. At least one > > > of the tar.gz files couldn't be located, and things have kind of > > > gone downhill from there :( For me, I'm afraid that salvation > > > may require "wiping" the entire ports tree, and re-installing it > > > from the 5.2 cd. Is there a safe & clean way to do that? > > > > It was the closest thing to openssl. There is what I think is a > > problem with ports such as openssl. It is in the makefile to > > portupgrade but if you do a make search, it doesn't show up. When > > you see an obvious link problem like you saw, check if you have it > > installed. If you do/don't just upgrade/install what is missing. > > Well, done is done... no way I can "back up", and re-visit questions > that I've already answered incorrectly. And meanwhile my machine is > still crunching forward with the last "portupgrade -a" that I did - > this will likely continue for quite some time as it reports 211 ports > (and this # keeps growing!) I believe I've lost control of the f**g > thing... > > So - is there a way to go back to "ground zero"?... to just remove > everything from the ports tree, and re-install from the 5.2 cd? >
Why would you want to go back. I think that is comparable to rejecting brain surgery and asking them to reinsert a tumor. There are problems that occur and you can't always blindly run portupgrade -a. Most of the time, the fix is really simple and you fix it and move on. Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"