DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-12
Re: updating packages
>> Beware though that it can leave some of your packages non-working. If
>> I'm not confusing this with something else what bmake upgrade does is
>> to deinstall all packages and then reinstall the new versions. Should
>> the build of the first package fail then it will abort and you'll be
>> left with fewer packages than you had (all those that was going to be
>> updated are gone).
> After some consideration I decided to go for pkg_chk -g/-r/-a.
> Unfortunately, it look like I'm getting stranded at thunderbird:
> make: Leaving directory
> make: write error
I recognize that 'write error' as an old bug which was fixed months ago.
I can't remember at the moment what the fix was :o( but the answer is
buried in the mail-list archives. I seem to recall that the bug was
actually in the DF system somewhere(?) so the solution (I think) would
be to use a newer version of DF. What version of DF are you running?
Easier thing to try first would be to make sure you are running the
latest versions of gmake (but I think that turned out not to be the
problem after all).