Upgrading a Port on 8.2

nano nanotek at bsdbox.co
Tue Feb 18 06:28:51 UTC 2014

On 18/02/2014 4:51 PM, Doug Hardie wrote:
> 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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with portsnap:

# portsnap fetch extract
# portsnap update

with subversion:

# cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion && make install clean
# svn checkout https://svn0.eu.FreeBSD.org/ports/head /usr/ports
# svn update /usr/ports


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