Port upgrading - my way

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Thu Sep 23 12:44:08 PDT 2004

Curtis Vaughan wrote:
>> There might be something to be said for doing it "my way",
>> after all, Frank Sinatra made a fortune in that manner... 
>> </tongue'n'cheek>
>> You could join in the FreeBSD tradition, though, and do it the
>> Right Way(tm) ...
>> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28/FreeBSD_Basics.html
>> An excellent tutorial/article by Dru Lavigne....
>> </only slightly-less-tongue-in-cheek>  ;-)
>> Kevin Kinsey
> OK, after reading this tutorial, here is MY new WAY.
>  /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /root/cvsup/ports-supfile
>  portsdb -Uu
>  portversion -l "<"   [to see if any ports will be upgraded]
>  portupgrade -arR   [so dependencies will be installed, if necessary]
>  [NB. If ever asked to run pkgdb -F, do it]
> Taking into consideration other issues or options pointed out on the web 
> tutorial, will this be a good strategy from now on for performing good 
> port upgrades?
> Curtis

Yes - this is more or less how I do mine.

Best regards,

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