Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 9th May 2006 09:01 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
FreeBSD "It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. This release is the next step in the development of the 6.X branch, delivering several performance improvements, many bugfixes, and a few new features. These include: Addition of a keyboard multiplexer. This allows USB and PS/2 keyboards to coexist without any special options at boot. Many fixes for filesystem stability. High load stress tests are now run successfully on a regular basis as part of the normal FreeBSD QA process. Automatic configuration for man Bluetooth devices, as well as automatic support for running WiFi access points. Addition of drivers for new ethernet and SAS and SATA RAID controllers."
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Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by dhaneshr on Tue 9th May 2006 09:13 UTC
dhaneshr
Member since:
2006-01-13

I'm primarily a GNU/Linux user. Just would like to know the *easiest* way to update to Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD 6.1. I did try portupgrade method few months ago and it broke the entire installation.

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RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by hevonen on Tue 9th May 2006 09:55 in reply to "Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
hevonen Member since:
2006-05-09

Read /usr/ports/UPDATING

This file has vital information about changes in ports system. GNOME updates are usually listed there and include a link to FreeBSD's GNOME site where you can download a script that does upgrading without problems.
Use that script instead of portupgrade.

GNOME is so large and complicated set of interdependencies that portupgrade may not figure it out properly, that's why there's that script.

You could also install quite fresh GNOME from packages by using sysinstall.

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RE[2]: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by mezz on Tue 9th May 2006 11:45 in reply to "RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
mezz Member since:
2005-06-29

This file has vital information about changes in ports system. GNOME updates are usually listed there and include a link to FreeBSD's GNOME site where you can download a script that does upgrading without problems.
Use that script instead of portupgrade.


No, you don't need the script now. Use portupgrade instead as stated in the /usr/ports/UPDATING.

GNOME is so large and complicated set of interdependencies that portupgrade may not figure it out properly, that's why there's that script.

Not anymore when we have found a bug in libtool. We no longer need the script, which portupgrade will working fine now.

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RE[2]: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by TechniCookie on Tue 9th May 2006 10:25 in reply to "Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
TechniCookie Member since:
2005-11-09

The easiest way is installing the binary packages for 2.14. Heres how:

set PACKAGESITE to:

http://www.marcuscom.com/tb/packages/6.0-FreeBSD/Latest/

then pkg_add -r gnome2

But to use this method you have to remove your current gnome installation and possibly some of x.org first.

Edited 2006-05-09 10:28

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RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by dindin on Tue 9th May 2006 14:00 in reply to "Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

This is an issue with FreeBSD. I love FreeBSD but the applications and package management has been pretty messy for quite sometime. If you want to get gnome going, I would suggest a fresh install - backup all your files and do a fresh install from Marcus com via binnay packages. The source install via ports may or may not work, but its not going to give you such an improved performance that you spend 12hours compiling code in the hope that it works. I say this because I have gone through this every single time with every FreeBSD release. I am going to go through this again today.

It would be great if there was some form of a binary package mangement system for FreeBSD. The prots system is outdated and over-rated.

Despite this I still use FreeBSD but only packages. I have also started to experiment with Ubuntu lately for its Gnome support.

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RE[2]: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by eMagius on Tue 9th May 2006 14:49 in reply to "RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
eMagius Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder if anyone is working on porting over OpenBSD's new pkg_tools -- they offer excellent package management without rocking the boat.

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RE[2]: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by molnarcs on Tue 9th May 2006 15:08 in reply to "RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

FreeBSD has binary package management - you can install, remove, upgrade binary packages with pkg_* tools. You can even create binary packages from software installed from ports, and then use those packages on other machines!

Ports system is outdated? What are you blathering about? It just works, and everyone loves it - it offers greater flexibility than binary-only systems, and what makes it really great is it's seamless integration with the binary package management system. With make package-recursive you can have binary packages automatically created in /usr/ports/packages, which you can export via NFS and you can install every package with pkg_add on other machines! FreeBSD offers the best of both worlds of source only and binary only systems.

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RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by netpython on Thu 11th May 2006 05:07 in reply to "Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

A easy way of upgrading to gnome2.14 would be:

#portsnap fetch
#portsnap extract
#portsnap update
#portupgrade -rR x11/gnome2

If you have KDE installed as well you could get an error message like: avahi is blocking howl...error1

Just entering portupgrade -o net/avahi -f howl will fix.

From the muc.lists.freebsd.ports mailinglist:
is the equivalent of saying 'replace the installed package
xscreensaver-gnome with x11/gnome-screensaver'. In this case
these are two different ports, but they provide the same
functionality. In other cases, they will CONFLICT,
installing files with identical names in the same place.


the same is true for the lua package:

from the same mailinglist:[1]===> lua-5.0.2_1 conflicts with installed package(s):
lua-5.1

UPDATING/20060506 says to fix this with :

portupgrade -f -o lang/lua50 lua-5.1 [/i]

Hope this will help you enjoy gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD :-)

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RE[2]: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by noescom on Thu 11th May 2006 08:33 in reply to "RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
noescom Member since:
2006-05-09


#portsnap fetch
#portsnap extract
#portsnap update
#portupgrade -rR x11/gnome2


Doing an update after an extract makes no sense. You perform an extract only the first time you use portsnap to extract the ports tree as a whole. After that it's just update.

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