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by frogprince
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So..I'm embarrassed, but maybe this will help someone else. My problem turned out to be hardware. When i tried to reboot to provide Powerwagon with my package information, the system wouldn't boot correctly: wrong desktop background, no toolbar, wiggling icons. I bought and installed a PNY SSD, rein...
by frogprince
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So, at the end of my efforts above, Update Station told me that there were updates. So I updated, rebooted, and tried again. All was the same. So I uninstalled and reinstalled Clementine, mate-terminal, and Firefox. Clementine now works, so that's progress. But mate-terminal will not; when I try to ...
by frogprince
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System - One More Time

Powerwagon: I really appreciate your time and attention to this issue, but I'm still getting error messages. I changed "foreach" to "for each", but this time I got: for each i (`cat /tmp/sad-packages.txt`) Badly placed ()'s echo " " echo $i i: undefined variable pkg install -fy $i i: undefined varia...
by frogprince
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Powerwagon77: I tried this again using bash as noted, but same result. Please note that I'm running the default shell fish. Welcome to fish, the friendly interactive shell mikeb@ghostmate ~> bash [mikeb@ghostmate /usr/home/mikeb]$ su Password: root@ghostmate:/usr/home/mikeb # pkg check -s 2>&1 | cut...
by frogprince
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Powerwagon: thanks! But when I cut and paste the first line into a terminal as root, I get an error:

"Ambiguous output redirect"

Should there be spaces after all three |'s?
by frogprince
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So..running pkg check -d yielded nothing. Running pkg check -s yielded a semi-infinite list of packages whose signatures did not match. I ran fsck successfully, got a report of a clean system, but that did not fix the problem. Is there a way to force a complete update to the system without reinstall...
by frogprince
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

OK, I tried the above, but when I open Firefox, I still get just a black window and cannot add the toolbars or search; there is no url window.
by frogprince
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Erich: For Firefox, I cannot find xpi-utils with either Caja search or locate. Perhaps that's the problem? Should I try to install Firefox from the Mozilla web site? For mate-terminal, I get mikeb@ghostmate ~> gdb mate-terminal GNU gdb 6.1.1 [FreeBSD] Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GD...
by frogprince
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

OK, here's what I got. As before, Firefox opened a blank black window, which I then killed. The other two would not open a window: Welcome to fish, the friendly interactive shell mikeb@ghostmate ~> firefox 1532531664260 addons.xpi-utils WARN updateMetadata: Add-on {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6...
by frogprince
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Eric: thanks for responding quickly! I took your advice and used Octopkg to uninstall Firefox, Clementine, and Mate-terminal, and rebooted. I then used Octopkg again to reinstall all three, but to no avail. Firefox opens a black window with the cursor, but no spinning wheel indicating an application...