Tracking 4-stable rather than 4.8-stable
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Sun May 25 16:27:17 PDT 2003
On Sunday 25 May 2003 22:48, Xavier de Labouret wrote:
> I would like to follow 4-stable on my FreeBSD box, and i can't fetch
> binaries from /stand/sysinstall. Can anyone help me?
> So, i tried to upgrade from within '/stand/sysinstall' by FTP.
Don't use sysinstall, portupgrade and pkg_fetch are smarter than sysinstall
and will fetch the latest available -stable packages from the right location
off the ftp-servers.
Install and update the ports-collection with cvsup. Install
sysutils/portupgrade, then use portupgrade with the option -P to update your
ports/packages (-P will fetch a package if it's at all available, otherwise
it will compile from source, -PP will only use packages and fail it none is
available). For example 'portupgrade -aPP' would update all (-a) your
installed ports and packages by trying to download packages (-P) and fail if
there is no package available for the current version of a port in the
ports-tree (-PP). For more details, see the portupgrade manpage.
Packages for -stable are updated on a regular basis, but only ever so often.
Don't expect a package to be available in the order of days after a port has
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