Packages vs Ports

Frank Staals frank at
Wed Dec 23 19:20:48 UTC 2009

On 12/23/09 18:39, Mel Flynn wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 December 2009 08:13:21 Adam Vande More wrote:
> <snip>
> Or set PACKAGESITE to:
> See pkg_add(1) for details.
> This will usually work for legacy stable branches, but you may actually need
> to update your system to a more recent stable version once in a while.

Additionally take a look at the '-P' and '-PP' flags for portupgrade 
(And I guess the other port upgrade tools have similar options); this 
way it will use packages for upgrading your software instead of ports.


- Frank

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