Updating the OS after an install

Krikket krikket at gothpoodle.com
Tue Feb 3 22:00:56 PST 2004

I'm running a freshly installed FreeBSD 4.9 system, and have most of the
kinks worked out.

In going through the manual, I've reached the point where it tells you how
to install software.  I've updated the ports tree, and decided to try my
hand at installing a package.  I chose xine to work with.

So I cd'd to the approperiate directory, and did "make && make install".

The system errored out, saying that some of my other packages weren't the
latest versions.  (This happened twice.  libogg and libvorbis, IIRC.  But
that detail isn't important.)  I was able to go to the directory of the
packages that needed to be updated, do a "make deinstall", and then
reinstalled those packages.  Which allowed xine to be installed without a

(I haven't actually tested it, as I'm working remotely, but from all
indications from looking at the output there wasn't a problem.  In
retrospect, perhaps I should have chosen a different package to test
things out.  Ahh well.)

At this point, I'm willing to bet that it's a fairly safe bet to say that
there are other packages on my system that are in need of updating.  Is
there a way to universally update what's on my system to whatever's in the
ports tree?

Thanks in advance,


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