Subject: Re: make update
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2000 21:03:04
On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 01:53:54PM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> Jukka Marin writes:
> > BUT upgrading packages always drives me grazy.  Yesterday, I wanted to install
> > AbiWord.
> Heh, I can't count the number of times I've rebuilt KDE because of this.

I don't even want to _think_ how long this would take on my SS1+.  This is
the third day now and I still don't have AbiWord.  Now I'm stuck because
gnome-libs won't build - because it says "IMLIB 1.8 not installed - please
install first" - although pkg_info says "imlib-1.9.8" has been installed.

> I usually will end up run pkg_delete for *everything*, and starting over
> from scratch.

I guess that's the only way to get my machine going again.  I think the
package system was probably written by m$.  "Got a problem?  Easy!  Just
install everything again from scratch [thrice]!"