Upgrading Ports

Raphael Marmier raphael at computer-rental.ch
Tue Apr 29 10:36:41 PDT 2003

I love portupgrade, but I never let it upgrade Apache, nor other 
mission critical packages, especially those that require makefile 
editing and other tricky config.

As a rule of thumb, use such automatic tool for what they are good at: 
working over loads of uncomplicated stuff. Backup everything that can 
be rolled over by this truck should its brakes fail ;)

Read portupgrade' manpage, do dryruns, determine possible pitfalls, 
establish your strategy, and do it step by step (nothing oblige you do 
upgrade everything in one go). You should be fine and you'll learn for 
the next time.

best of luck


Le mardi, 29 avr 2003, à 19:01 Europe/Zurich, Jonathan Arnold a écrit :

>> Apache is not part of the OS.  If you want want to update apache you 
>> need to uninstall apache and install the new one.  You can use the 
>> ports collection for this.  Read this article about portupgrade: 
>> http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/1385.  Ports get upgraded separately.
> Just be warned - some previous portupgrades on Apache have removed,
> without comment, /usr/local/www/data, which is where I had installed
> all of my web site. Not sure if the current one still does, but it
> is a very bad thing to happen.
> -- 
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