Question on upgrading ports after 9.3->10.3

Dave Horsfall dave at
Sun Feb 12 03:05:38 UTC 2017

Me again :-)  I finally got around to following the notes that David 
Wolfskill kindly provided (thanks!) and apart from some oddity about 
"httpd" requiring a missing "" (which will get rebuilt 
anyway), I'm a bit wary of this:

7. Back up any files in /usr/local that you wish to save [...]
8. Manually check /usr/local [...] to make sure that they are really 

Errm, why?  Is it going to clean out /usr/local from under my feet?  If 
so, then that's a bit rude...  Because of disk space limitations, I've got 
/usr/ports -> /usr/local/ports (/usr/local is a separate file system).  
And then there's all my private stuff...  I think it means "save any local 
configuration files etc"; if so, it could be better phrased.

PS: For those who also have a Mac, do *not* futz around with symlinks in 
this manner, as it confuses the hell out of macports...

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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