upgrading 4.8 to 4.9 question....

Mark Weinem mark.weinem at uni-duisburg.de
Thu Nov 27 16:52:27 PST 2003

On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Dragoncrest wrote:

>         Mergemaster is definately one way to do it, but I prefer
>         Portupgrade.  It's much simpler as far as I'm concerned and
>         does as good a job as mergemaster with less thinking involved
>         on the part of the user.  :)

Confusion! Mergemaster and portupgrade are very different tools.

>         Just CVsup your ports, then do "portupgrade -r -all", then
>         walk away and let it run.  If you want to do a single port,
>         just do "portupgrade -r portname"

Regular use of  the ports system requires some maintenance - it's not just CVSup &
portupgrade, for example:

	1. CVSup
	2. portsdb -Uu
	3. pkgdb -F
	4. portinstall or portupgrade
	5. pkgdb -F

Ciao, Mark Weinem

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