Upgrading Packages and Ports
shane at random.randomwords.ca
Mon Apr 26 14:03:40 PDT 2004
This is my first post so please pardon me if I mess up here...
I installed 4.9 STABLE about 6 months ago and have been happy ever since. 4.9 is
running on a Pentium 166. It isn't a production server in any way but a hobby
machine to learn BSD.
At the time, I seemed to me that the best route to runningn the services I
wanted was to install the bigger more difficult ones from the CD like bind
The rest of the services I wanted: MySQL, apache, mod_php, etc I built from
I happened upon some articles about FreeBSD on O'Reilly about keeping up to date
and I tried to implement some of them.
I CVSup'd a new ports list, updated the pkg data base and then ran 'pkg_version'
to tell me if I had the most current versions.
The listing told me that I had some outdated ones, so I used 'portsupgrade -arR'
and things seemed to be going well.
Abscent from the list was Sendmail and Bind. Despite the fact that both of those
serices were running well.
So, as an experiment I went to /usr/ports/mail/sendmail and strangely sendmail
was built with 'make install clean'
pkg_version tells me that I have sendmail 8.10.12 (something like that)
but when I 'telnet 127.0.0.1 25' sendmail tells me that it's a lower version
Some ports like 'phpmyadmin' automatically upgraded themseleves ...
I am missing some thing here, but what?
Thanks in advance for any insight you can share.
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