pkg_add ?

peter lageotakes plageotakes at
Thu Mar 11 09:58:17 PST 2004

--- stan <stanb at> wrote:
> I've moslty ever used the ports mechanisim to add
> things to my FreeBSD
> machines.
> However, I have a couple that have fairly small hard
> drives ( ~2G) and I
> was hoping to use pkg_add -r to add a few things
> without building from
> source.
> However, when I try to do that, it complains about
> incorect versions of
> dependencies. Looking at the man page I don't see a
> flag to ask it too just
> update the packages that my new one is dependent on.
> How can I deal with this?
> -- 
> "They that would give up essential liberty for
> temporary safety deserve
> neither liberty nor safety."
> 						-- Benjamin Franklin
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I believe that you are looking for 'portupgrade' not 'pkg_add'.

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