Growing list of required(ish) ports

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at
Tue Apr 9 13:09:27 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-08 08:26, Freddie Cash wrote:
> The really hard part is coming up with a migration path for those who
> upgrade via source builds.

It already exists:

1. Update to release that doesn't include $thing;
2. make -C /usr/src delete-old delete-old-libs;
3. Install $thing or $thing_alternative from ports if you need it.

Step 3 can be done before steps 1 and 2 thanks to FreeBSD having a sane 
filesystem hierarchy.

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list