E-Mail if updates available?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed Mar 30 07:32:24 UTC 2011

Quoting Jo Galara <jogalara at gmail.com> (from Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:31:27 +0200):

> Hi,
> on Debian I'm using apticron which sends me an email if there are
> updates available for installed packages. Is there a similar program for
> FreeBSD?

If you have portupgrade installed you can change /etc/periodic.conf:
pkg_version="/usr/local/sbin/portversion -O"

This will tell you in the weekly mail about ports which could be updated.


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