On Sunday 04 April 2004 04:08 pm, John Duffey wrote: > > So - again, is there any way to cleanly remove and re-install > > the entire ports tree from the 5.2 cd? > > Try > rm -r /usr/ports > > then
-------- << snipped for brevity >> --------------- > > I'd recommend you try and fix whatever it is that's gone wrong > with k3b though. > > It'll take far less time. Thanks for the detailed procedure! I think I get the point that you and Kent are trying to make. Some patches/ upgrades to the "base" 5.2 system will be required after I get there. But I guess I'm not completely convinced that it'll take far less time. I started the K3b port install Friday evening... I'm on about the third iteration of portupgrade, and each iteration is an _extremely_ long process on this old 350 MHz system with 211+ ports. Several of the port installs require input from the console to continue, so I've been friggin' chained to this desk all weekend long. Too much work, too much time! Reading /usr/ports/UPGRADING still worries me when I get to the part about KDE... at some point during the current "portupgrade" I expect my Konqueror windows will start dying off. And I still don't know what I did to (e.g.) my OpenOffice install when I responded to the prompts from pkgdb -F with "Delete". On the + side, I have learned some things about FreeBSD which is why I'm here in the first place. I think I'm going to take your (and Kent's) advice, and let this thing run its course. I've got new info re SSL and the instructions in the UPDATING file - and of course the "bulldozer" procedure if that fails. But best of all, I've got this list :) I'll close this thread for now with my thanks to all. Future issues will be posted to the list with the words "[5.2 portupgrade hairball]" in the subject (forewarned is forearmed :) Thanks Again, Jay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"