[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade from RC1 to RC2 problem

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Nov 29 16:30:47 PST 2011

My brother told me that this version of kde isn't binary compatible with the older version, so there's divots left in /var that need to be removed.  Since I don't use KDE, I can't directly check, but find /var -name kde is a good place to start.  Remove the ones that look like a temporary files and try again.


On Nov 29, 2011, at 1:47 AM, Silvio - Banzai ° wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:29:43 +0100, Johann Hugo <jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za> wrote:
> similar behavior here : right after upgrade, the system rebooted to just fluxbox, no login screen session choices & no kde ... my previous install was kde-base + kde-multimedia + kde-graphics only, so i went down to control panel -> system manager to see what was happening ... my prevoius packages of choice plus a couple more were flagged as installed ... i removed the two extra packages, and watched as the system *at that point* actually installed kde-* at all ... afterwards upon login - logout i could have my kde session as usual ...
> my two-penny guess is that somehow the upgrade system could not recognize my incomplete kde install and skipped it altogether until i let it know about it via rc2 system manager ...
> p.s.: arthur, that's not the same machine with the toshiba module issue, still waiting there as that's my office machine and it's working on some stuff these days ...
>> On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 01:47:17 am Gerard van Essen wrote:
>>> Good day Kris
>>> I was using RC1 and when notified of the RC2 update, I downloaded it and
>>> upgraded to RC2. As far as I could see there were no problems.
>>> After having rebooted to finish the upgrade process I was able to log in,
>>> but when KDE starts loading, the KDE login screen shows up again. And so
>>> on. Basically, I can't get back into the system.
>>> Don't know if this is just an issue caused by something on my PC or if it's
>>> an update issue.
>>> If you need any info, let me know.
>>> Cheers
>> Same happened to me.
>> I've swapped to command line (Alt+Ctrl+F1) and it gave some gnome error
>> message. To me it looked like it decided to replace KDE with GNOME. ps -ax
>> showed a lot of gnome processes running. In the end I've made a backup of my
>> user stuff and did a fresh install. I've written down the error message, but
>> it's still on my PC at home.
>> Johann
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