On Monday 05 April 2004 02:03 pm, Gerry Freymann wrote: > On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 11:54:37 -0700 > > Kent Stewart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > |O|>FWIW, I thought I had jumped the gun with my comment and installed > |O|>apsfilter with no options. I didn't have any problems. > > Yes, worked here fine with only SAMBA as additional selections from the > defaults. > > |O|>Glib-2 was upgraded recently > > I have both: > > glib-1.2.10_10 = up-to-date with port > glib-2.2.3_1 = up-to-date with port > > |O|>was mozilla-1.6. It is still looking for the old libglib. I also > |O|>didn't have any problem updating kdelibs. > > Hmmm, and it's Mozilla that I was trying to update in the first place. > > Thanks to a note from Michael Nottebrock about 2 weeks ago, I'm told a > good way to upgrade KDE is to: > > pkg_delete -f quanta\* kdevelop\* kde\* arts\* qt\* > pkg_add -r kde > > My version of KDE is 3.14 so to update kdelibs3 I'm pretty well looking > at having to update all of KDE, right? > > Thanks again for the reply. > > -Gerry
It's easy to get lost in the syncing mess. I'm running 4.9 STABLE, that was originally installed from a FreeBSD 4.7 CD. I've kept the system updated via cvsup; but twice have cleaned/sync'd the system up as follows: 0. Make backups of system and dump files for version-sensitive objects such as database files, etc. 1. Update the system via cvsup. 2. Compile and install updated system and kernel. 3. Get a list of installed packages using pkg_info. 4. From step 3, make a list of packages that I installed **explicitly**. (I ignore dependencies -- pkg_add and ports will resolve these.) 5. From step 4, divide the list into packages to be compiled and packages that can be installed using binaries. (I only compile a couple of apps.) 6. Write a script to install the packages (from binaries) via 'pkg_add -r' 7. Delete all packages using 'pkg_delete -a' and reboot. 8. Install python. (I wrote the script in python.) 9. Reinstall packages using script in step 6. 10. Reinstall packages to be compiled manually from ports. Steps 3-5 give me the opportunity to omit packages I no longer use. I've used 'portupgrade -arRP'; but it still seems to compile a lot of packages and it won't help me prepare for a clean jump to FreeBSD 5*. I've been keeping the lists of packages up-to-date, on a floppy for when I install FreeBSD 5* (STABLE). I'll do a clean system installation; and then I'll install the packages I want from the list. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"