Upgrading a Port on 8.2

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Tue Feb 18 05:51:53 UTC 2014

On 17 February 2014, at 21:43, Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

Thats what I expected, but the question remains:  how?  Cvsup I believe is no longer with us and purtupgrade apparently doesn't do that either.

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