what "port*" string can I crontab that will *work*?
gerard at seibercom.net
Mon Mar 12 20:05:05 UTC 2007
On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:41:00 -0800
Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> Anybody have an automatic (/etc/crontab) method of keeping
> ports current? I'm almost done upgrading my 5 systems to
> 6.2 (to be able to grab valid packages) and tried portupgrade
> with several variants of flags/switches. portuprade with
> -rpfP wound up recycling my packages most of the time. [?]
> I've starting to think that there may be no way of doing this
> automatically. portmanager -b -u -l may be better:: dunno.
> thanks for some insights here,
Actually, I use something like that. I created a script that runs both
portsnap and portmanager.
/usr/sbin/portsnap cron update
/usr/local/bin/portmanager -u -l -p
I call this script from CRON once a week. It seems to work quite well.
If you have a MAILTO in CRON, it will even give you a print out of what
transpired. You can just send output to /dev/null of course.
Do make sure you have the latest version of 'portmanager' installed. It
was recently updated. You cannot update it using itself. You must use
the 'make install && make clean' method. If you are not familiar with
'portsnap', just read the manual.
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