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Wed Jan 21 02:07:27 PST 2004
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 01:55:38 -0800
"Loren M. Lang" <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> When I install a new port, does it upgrade any already installed ports
> if the new port depends on them.
> And to upgrade any security fixes,
> just running cvsup on the ports tree, then running portupgrade?
Yes. portupgrade -r and eventually -f.
> Also, is there any way to automate this, I have a freebsd mail server
> setup for a company that I may not get to visit very often. Then again,
> it may not be the wisest to upgrade software with no one to monitor it.
Yes, it is not. portugrtade tries to keep the upgrade safe, but you
should take a look nevertheless.
> Is there any way to select just major security and avoid upgrading ports
> that just add features?
Subscribe t ocvs-ports at freebsd.org and read the commit message. Or use
freshports.org for the same thing.
> And does the freebsd kernel also get upgraded. Would I have to
> reinstall it or would the port do it automatically?
Please, please read "The cutting edge chapter" of the handbook.
Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user
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