keeping freebsd uptodate - doubt
freebsd at orchid.homeunix.org
Wed Feb 2 05:44:17 PST 2005
saravanan ganapathy wrote:
> Hai ,
> I have installed 5.3 release and want to keep my
> system uptodate with the security patches.
> Based on many guides, I have arranged as a doc. Pls
> confirm me whether my steps are ok
> 1) Install portupgrade
> 2) Sync ports
> Ports-supfile contains as
> *default host=cvsup10.us.freebsd.org
> *default base=/var/db
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=.
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> ( or should I change tag=RELENG_5_3 )
No, "tag=." is exactly what is needed for updating ports.
> cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile
> 3) portsdb -Uu
>From 'man portsdb':
> --updateindex Update or create the ports index file called INDEX.
from 'man ports':
> fetchindex Fetch the INDEX file from the FreeBSD cluster.
Generating INDEX with 'portsdb -U' can take a while. Alternatively,
you could run 'cd /usr/ports && make fetchindex' which will download
that file for you.
so point 3) could be like:
3-a) cd /usr/ports
3-b) make fetchindex
3-c) portsdb -u
This is *much* faster but, of course, there's nothing wrong with
> 4) portversion -v
'portversion -v | grep -v "=" ' is what I use.
> Any other steps to do?
Above procedure updates (only) your ports tree and installed ports.
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> What 'make fetchindex' will do?
See above (point 3).
Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>
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