Port upgrading - my way
WD at US-Webmasters.com
Fri Sep 24 15:56:26 PDT 2004
At 14:44 9/23/2004, Chris, wrote:
>>> You could join in the FreeBSD tradition, though, and do it the
>>> Right Way(tm) ...
>>> An excellent tutorial/article by Dru Lavigne....
>>> Kevin Kinsey
>> OK, after reading this tutorial, here is MY new WAY.
>> /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /root/cvsup/ports-supfile
>> portsdb -Uu
>> portversion -l "<" [to see if any ports will be upgraded]
>> portupgrade -arR [so dependencies will be installed, if necessary]
>> [NB. If ever asked to run pkgdb -F, do it]
>> Taking into consideration other issues or options pointed out on the web
>> tutorial, will this be a good strategy from now on for performing good
>> port upgrades?
>Yes - this is more or less how I do mine.
OK, how about adding a cron job by root like this?
(Line will wrap. Everything between '===' on one line)
15 3 * * * /usr/local/bin/cvsup -h cvsup7.FreeBSD.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile && portsdb -Uu && pkgdb -fu && cd /usr/ports && make index
Then in the morning running:
portversion -l "<"
Would this automate things without causing problems?
Any other safe ways to automate the process?
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