How to savely upgrade software from ports?
lahaye at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Apr 20 20:21:15 PDT 2003
I'm having trouble how to savely upgrade software to newer version in the ports.
For example, "pkg_version -v | grep -v =" tells me:
linux_base-7.1_2 < needs updating (port has 7.1_3)
I see two options, for this example:
1) simply install 7.1_3 *without* deleting 7.1_2.
2) delete with "-f" 7.1_2 and then install 7.1_3.
(this is what the "pkg_version -c" output suggests).
Can someone tell me what are the pros and cons?
Is there another (safer) way of upgrading?
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