How to update like Debian

Denny Schierz linuxmail at
Thu Sep 29 16:02:53 UTC 2011


I think, I do not understand, how to update (security/bugfixes) my 8.2 machines :-) I searched a lot and tried, what I have found in the docs, but I had trouble ...

What I have done (one thing was working, but didn't know, if it is correct):

From the Docs:

# /usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch   
Looking up mirrors... 4 mirrors found.
Fetching public key from failed.
Fetching public key from failed.
Fetching public key from failed.
Fetching public key from failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.

Other docs:

# portsnap fetch update

Looking up mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching snapshot tag from done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Updating from Tue Sep 13 12:54:18 CEST 2011 to Thu Sep 29 17:30:27 CEST 2011.
Fetching 3 metadata patches.. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 3 metadata files... done.
Fetching 3679 patches.....10....20....30....40....

(a lot of output)

# portsnap extract

pkg_add -r portmanager
portmanager -u

my problem is especial, that portmanager asks me a lot, like "Include support for X" or opengl, LaTeX ... questions I don't want. My problem is now, that I have now a lot of programs installed, on a ISCSI target only machine.

I want something like Debian with "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade"

So I'm sure that I have done something in a wrong way.

I also know, that I can use /etc/make.conf:


but, is this needed to _keep_ a minimal system?

cu denny

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