portupgrade -a question
ghast at dieflux.afraid.org
Thu Jun 3 23:30:26 PDT 2004
Hello, I have a freebsd box I just set up and I am wondering about some things. I just ran `make buildworld` installworld
and all that after an extensive cvsup. I still have perl version 5.6 something. The new version according to perl.com is 5.8
I ran portupgrade -a and it didn't upgrade anything. Do I need to move to the CURRENT source tree to get these new packages
installed? It seems I have many dated packages on this freebsd box. Here is the steps I take to update...
cvsup -g -L 2 <supfile> I am using the stable tree.
portversion -l "<"
(nothing ever returns)
(this says something like: No need to upgrade fvwm-blahversion)
(according to a freebsd site I found off of google, this is the proper way to go about updating)
My kernel is updated, my source tree is updated. But perl is an old version, openssh is an old version.
Maybe I do not understand how the stable tree works, or ports in itself works, are the security and bug fixes patched
and the version numbers maintained? That seems a bit odd to me. Anyhow I am a noob. Thanks for your time and
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