I grew tired of handholding
portupgrade because of the latter’s inability to handle new dependencies. The script below is the result of my frustration. The script is available for downloading at http://ximalas.info/~trond/create-zfs/canmount/upgrade-outdated-ports.sh. Continue reading Coping with portupgrade’s inability to handle new dependencies
I’m probably not paying enough attention to new developments in FreeBSD after all. After updating the installed ports in my VMs running
base/stable/10, X11 stopped working. It turns out the new version of X.org requires KMS and what not in the kernel. This doesn’t fare well with VMs running inside VirtualBox.
The solution? Place
/etc/make.conf file and recompile everything, or at least recompile everything belonging to the X.org subsystem. I opted for the former, spending roughly five hours recompiling 443 ports.
The VMs running
base/stable/9 hasn’t been affected yet, but I figured it’s best to play safe and I amended the aforementioned line in the
/etc/make.conf file on those VMs.
Is it just me or does
portupgrade 2.4.12,2 have issues detecting changes in a port’s dependencies, particularly added dependencies? Continue reading portupgrade and issues with added dependencies
I tried FreeBSD base/head with only an IPv6 address configured on the NIC. While installing some ports, I soon ran into the problem of living in more or less total isolation. Continue reading FreeBSD and IPv6 only – February 2014
Creating your own port in the FreeBSD ports tree makes 3rd party software maintenance at lot easier. Continue reading Your own port in the FreeBSD ports tree