How often portupgrades?
thelen at ccgis.de
Fri Dec 9 15:21:54 PST 2005
> Just wondering what a good rule of thumb is in how often to run
In my opinion, there is no. If you need an upgrade, go for it, if not, why
portupgrade? You don't need to follow each little jump of version.
> I figure that once a week should be sufficient, however each time it runs
> it can take up to a few hours to complete which seems like an unnecessary
> hassle to me. Once it even started rebuilding the complete gnome port
> which took a couple days!
I think, that's how it is. You are off better of having a fast machine to
create your packages yourselves, which you then distribute to slower
Mine is a PIII/1,13 I run portupgrade between once a week and once a
month. Compiling time (I use KDE) is usually done within one night.
The last gnomeupdate.sh wasn't funny. That infact took the machine days to
rebuild all the ports.
Hope that helps a little.
> Is this worthwhile? What are the benefits?
> Thanks alot in advance.
> Kiffin Gish
> Gouda, The Netherlands
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