On Sunday 04 April 2004 01:44 pm, Jay Moore wrote: > On Sunday 04 April 2004 03:29 pm, Kent Stewart wrote: > > > 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? > > > > I got to thinking about this more. I think you should have taken > > care of all of the problems in /usr/ports/UPDATING before you fire > > off portupgrade -a. You would have probably still bumped into the > > openssl problem but it is a good idea for a start. > > Agreed... _if_ I had known to read /usr/ports/UPDATING I might have > avoided the chaos I've created. For that matter if I'd known that the > K3b port was going to suck down a bazillion dependencies, I would > have foregone this whole quagmire :) > > But I didn't. I've learned a little bit, but I am where I am, and I > have no confidence that this thing is going to conclude in a stable > situation anytime soon - at least not without a lot more time and > effort. > > So - again, is there any way to cleanly remove and re-install the > entire ports tree from the 5.2 cd?
You have the port structure on the CD. You can remove /usr/ports/* and then do the install. You should be aware that your are going back to a system with a security notice attached to openssl. You aren't saving problems but could be introducing a port security risk instead. If you haven't upgraded to 5.2.1, you already have a system with a security risk. FWIW, I have a clean port system on both 5-current and 4-stable. So, it is possible. 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]"