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Date:      Sun, 28 Oct 2012 08:49:16 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Problem with libpng + Mozilla applications on FreeBSD 8.3
Message-ID:  <201210280849.16227.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
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On Sunday 28 October 2012 01:17:46 Manish Jain wrote:

> Consider me a newbie here. How do I do wide-reinstall ?

You can do this with ports-mgmt/portmaster. See the section "Using portmaster 
to do a complete reinstallation of all your ports" at the end of the examples 
section of the man page.

> I don't mind 
> pulling in and building a few more ports as long as it is not the whole
> GNOME2 metaport

Rebuilding everything is the least complicated way of fixing the problem. It's 
a big job but if you don't do that then you're likely to have to keep doing 
even more firefighting in the future.

-- 
Mike Clarke



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