How to update like Debian
linuxmail at 4lin.net
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 update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found.
Fetching public key from update4.FreeBSD.org... failed.
Fetching public key from update2.FreeBSD.org... failed.
Fetching public key from update5.FreeBSD.org... failed.
Fetching public key from update3.FreeBSD.org... failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.
# portsnap fetch update
Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap2.FreeBSD.org... 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
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?
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