[kde-freebsd] 20090209: entry in /usr/ports/UPDATING causes kde4 to be unusable for a long while

Yuri yuri at rawbw.com
Fri Feb 13 17:38:03 CET 2009

This destroys kde4 and then takes forever to rebuild it on the client 
This makes machine unusable for a long while for users who use kde4.

You should instead recommend:
# pkg_add -r kde-4.2.0

Currently there are no binary kde-4.2.0 packages:
Error: FTP Unable to get 
File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
None for 8.X either.

So you should first make sure there are binary packages on FTP and
after this check ports tree in and post UPDATING entry.

This would have caused only minimal disruption for many users.



  AFFECTS: users of multimedia/phonon, x11/kdelibs4, x11/kdebase4*,
  deskutils/kdepimlib4, deskutils/kdepim4, devel/automoc4
  AUTHOR: kde at FreeBSD.org

  KDE4 has been updated from 4.1.4 to 4.2.0. A number of applications
  have been moved between packages. The easiest way to avoid various
  problems during update is to delete all KDE-4.1.4 ports and install

     # pkg_delete -f kde\*4.1.4\* automoc4-\*
     # portmaster -a (or portupgrade -a)
     # cd ${PORTSDIR}/x11/kde4 && make config && make install clean

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