Upgrading packages using binaries
kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Apr 27 13:09:18 PDT 2005
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 04:53:35PM +0200, Bjarne Wichmann Petersen wrote:
> I'm having some trouble upgrading my packages; haven't done so since february.
> I know the "correct" way to update packages using binaries is to cvsup your
> portstree and run portupgrade -RPP, but I don't get far with this.
> The problem as far as I can tell is, that the portstree and
> ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-stable/All/ aren't in sync.
They're never perfectly in sync and never can be, because computers
aren't infinitely fast.
> portupgrade does have a fallback and will install the latest version vailable
> from ../Latest/ and this is most often enough. This should in theory just
> give me the latest binaries available at the FreeBSD mirrors.
> But it isn't "foolproof". An example is pkgconf, the latest version on the
> mirrors is 0.15 while many ports *requires* 0.17.2. So portupgrade quits.
> My question: is there any way to upgrade packages to the latest available
> version on the mirrors
Yes, you're using it.
> and/or a way to cvsup the portstree to the version the
> binary packages have been built from?
No, sorry. Usually the -stable packages don't get so far behind,
except around release time when all the build activity goes there. I
just finished a build and updated them though, so you should be able
to retry once your favourite mirror has updated.
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