Franci Nabalanci lumiwa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 11:52:34 UTC 2012

I had fresh installed FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 ad than I updated to 9.0-Release.
I ran portsnap fetch update and portmaster -a and xcb was updated. It
happened day before when was /usr/ports/UPDATING update wtih portmaster -R
-r xcb-util.0 which I ran yesterday and it happened what I wrote before.

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Freddie Cash <fjwcash at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 16, 2012, at 2:51 PM, ajtiM wrote:
> >> FreeBSD 9.0 is out, many people updated, new installation...KDE 4.7.4 is
> >> coming in the ports (I hope no) and now all this reinstallation for
> xcb-util.
> >> Is it not possible to synchronized a little with the other ports?
> >
> > You're the one managing your machine(s).  If you want a package systems
> which releases less frequently than FreeBSD ports are updated, then either
> do not update your ports as rapidly, or consider switching to something
> like pkgsrc from NetBSD.
> Alternatively, switch to using pre-built, binary packages via the -P
> and -PP switches to portmaster/portupgrade, or even pkg_upgrade (from
> the sysutils/bsdadminscripts port).
> >> I need to reinstall about 300 ports (KDE, Firefox, libxul, GIMP...).
> >> It is to much...
> >
> > Why do you need to reinstall?
> Perhaps because he just completed an upgrade from 8.x to 9.0?  While
> there are ways to mitigate the need for awhile (misc/compat8x, leaving
> old libraries around, various switches to portmaster/portupgrade to
> keep old versions of libs in /usr/local/compat, etc), eventually, one
> should reinstall all ports when upgrading between major versions of
> FreeBSD.
> However, one has the option of scheduling when that rebuilt/reinstall
> occurs.  If you know a new version of X, KDE, Firefox are coming down
> the pipe soon, then why not wait until those major updates hit the
> ports tree?  And then do everything all at once? Rather than
> reinstalling everything after the 8->9 upgrade, and then again for
> libxcb, then again for KDE, then again for Port X, Port Y, etc, etc,
> etc.
> Just because a new version hits the ports tree, doesn't mean you have
> to rush right out, this second, and upgrade to it.  :)
> --
> Freddie Cash
> fjwcash at gmail.com
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