Help understanding basic FreeBSD concepts (ports, updates,
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Sun Nov 8 14:50:22 UTC 2009
On Sat 2009-11-07 19:19:52 UTC-0800, Randi Harper (randi at freebsd.org) wrote:
> Don't bother with any of that. Just use portsnap. It's also part of
> base, and was written by the same person that wrote freebsd-update.
> It's lovely and much faster, although some people may argue with me on
> For your system, use freebsd-update.
Seconded. Portsnap and freebsd-update are a cinch to use.
> For your ports tree, use portsnap. For installed ports, use
> portupgrade or portmanager. I'm more fond of portmanager, but it seems
> portupgrade has many more users. Both portupgrade and portmanager are
> available in the ports tree, not base.
I use portmaster and find it easy to use. Not familiar with portmanager.
/usr/ports/UPDATING will often provide portmaster commands where
necessary and these can useful for upgrading some ports. Maybe it's
easy to translate those commands to their equivalent portmanager commands.
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