HEADS-UP: Shared Library Versions bumped...

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Jul 22 13:21:06 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 21 July 2009 5:52:01 pm Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:45:36PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> > 
> > I have another box (of many) running FreeBSD 8.0-BETA2/amd64 with 2 GB
> > RAM and a Athlon64 2,2GHz CPU having 800(!) ports installed. Can you
> > imagine how long this box will be occupied by 'portupgrade -af'? I guess
> > 'cherry-picking' is the only solution.
> How many of those 800 ports are actually necessary and used?
> It would be better to get generate a complete list of your
> installed ports, use pkg_deinstall or pkg_delete to remove
> all ports, and then selectively re-install ports that are
> actually used.

Xorg takes up ~200 ports alone (not including dependencies like perl, etc.) 
since the Xorg decided release engineering was too hard.  Throw in things 
like KDE, OOo, Firefox, etc. for a desktop and you can get a fairly high 
package count. :-/

John Baldwin

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