Forcing upgrade to latest AVAILABLE version of open office?
materribile at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 23 15:35:01 UTC 2010
> > Here's what I need: a working, installable version of openoffice.org .
> > The ports system on my FreeBSD 7.1 (which I need to keep stable for a few
> > months) has only been willing to download a version that has security
> > problems and will not build. The makefile version is 1.324 for
> > openoffice.org-3 and 1.320 for openoffice.org-2 .
> > I have issued a number of portupgrade commands, but portupgrade doesn't
> > even seem to know of the existance of anything later, ...
> 1. Update your ports tree.
> 2. run portupgrade / portmaster to upgrade the ports in
> ... In section 4.5.1 two methods for getting ports are
> described: csup and portsnap.
Yes, that is exactly what I need. I'll try it later when I have the
chance, after I back up the whole ports area.
And while the information is there, I find the documentation on freeBSD,
and all recent open-source systems, to be disappointing. Maybe I can't
get it into my head; maybe I can't get my head into it. But I feel that
there is something missing. It's not something that I could provide
simply by starting to write or rewrite the documentation; it's a shared
understanding of what is needed: of the SEE ALSO that you need in man
pages, of the need for "architectonic" summaries of things like the ports
architecture, of the balance between structure and detail.
If there's a place for me to contribute to -that- pool of skill, please
let me know.
Thanks. I'll let you know how this ports exercise goes for me.
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