stay up to date with ports and packages, problem
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat May 19 14:07:45 UTC 2012
On Sat, 19 May 2012, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> That's a bit drastic and pretty much something you'ld never actually
> want to do in normal usage. However, for completeness' sake:
> # pkg_delete -af
> will remove all installed ports. After doing that there should be
> hardly anything left under /usr/local -- most of what's left would be
> config files in /usr/local/etc.
The -f is probably not needed. I've done this rarely enough to not
recall, but -a should sort everything in the right order so dependencies
are uninstalled in order.
> The advice to use portmaster is good.
> A typical session to maintain all your ports goes something like this:
> # portsnap fetch update (Gets the latest contents for
> # less /usr/ports/UPDATING (Check for any special
> instructions affecting any
> ports you have installed.
> Assuming nothing out of the
> ordinary is required (and it
> usually isn't), then...)
> # pkg_version -vIL= (see what needs updating)
> # portmaster -a (update everything out of date)
portmaster can show ports that can be updated:
portmaster -L --index-only
Or, more concisely:
portmaster -L --index-only | egrep '(ew|ort) version|total install'
There's a short overview of port upgrading procedures and reasoning
at http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/portupgrade.html .
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