Upgrading a Port on 8.2

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Tue Feb 18 05:43:52 UTC 2014


On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:07:43 -0800
Doug Hardie <bc979 at lafn.org> wrote:

> I have an older, but basically clean, install of 8.2 on a production
> system.  It has a few ports that were installed back when 8.2 was
> new.  However, I need to add pdftk.  Pkg_add did that nicely.
> HOwever, it added version 1.44.  The history for pdftk shows that a
> major problem was fixed in 1.45 and I am encountering that problem
> and need to upgrade.  Portupgrade pdftk does nothing.  It seems to
> decide that the latest version is 1.44.  However, on a 9.2 system, I
> get a much higher version number.  Is there any way to determine if
> 1.44 is the latest version that will run with 8.2 or is there another
> way I need to upgrade to ports files?  Its my understanding that
> cvsup is no longer with us.

how I understand your problem, the behaviour of the machine is normal
as you kept the old ports tree.

If you would like to have a newer version of a port, you would have to
update the ports tree first. The big but is then that you will have to
update all installed ports too and then install the program you need.

If you have real bad luck, this could force you even to upgrade from
8.2 to 8.4. So, be careful.


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