Utility for safe updating of ports in base system

Jeremy Lea reg at FreeBSD.ORG
Thu Mar 20 12:25:46 PDT 2008


On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 01:05:27AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Now all that said, I'd love to see us move to a much more robust package 
> management system, or even just a better interface to the one we have. The 
> problem is that I don't have the time to do that as a volunteer project, 
> and I don't think anyone else does either. :)

I did a lot of this work, when I did have the time:

Supports upgrading (doesn't move the files to compat, but that would be
a five line change), backups, db files, versioned depends, pkg_which. 
Just about all of the ideas on that page, but not command line
compatible with portupgrade.

I haven't played with it in years.  It would need all of the pkg_install
features and fixes from about 2004 (or maybe earlier) merged in (or


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