Feedback and Questions Updating to CURRENT
jdl at jdl.com
Mon May 11 00:37:05 UTC 2009
> In theory, your old software should run
> fine, even with a new world and kernel, although
> a few things may need slight reconfiguration
> due to changed device/driver names, etc.
Well, that's sort of what I was thinking too.
But clearly some X or keyboard thing wasn't happy.
> But it does probably make sense to update everything.
Right. And a "pkgdb -f" suggested there were some
updates that could be made anyway....
> /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade is your friend
> $ portupgrade -af --batch
Aha! --batch That seems like the ticket!
Mentioning that on the "portupgrade -a" command would
have been stellar!
I should interrupt this "portupgrade" to add
the --batch flag....
> shouldn't take more than a day or two, depending
> on what you have installed.
Only X.org, Gnome, Gnome-friends, Firefox and friends,
the entire XML series, PDF, and emacsen, GCC, etc.
On a 1.0GHz box with a gig of memory, what?, maybe
> Caveat: If you update anything, you'll probably
> have to update everything. Otherwise, you'll
> end up with some things linked against old libc
> and others linked against new libc, which breaks
Yeah, familiar with that one!
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