Questions about ports
ea1abz at wanadoo.es
Tue Feb 22 16:54:29 GMT 2005
> I must have missed the first message. Easy to do when there are
> several hundred per day.
ok, yes, this mailing list is high traffic and that also happens to me. :-)
> I would cvsup the latest ports collection. (There is no 5-stable ports
> collection, the same set of ports works for all supported releases,
> which is generally 4.11, 5.3, and -current, though that will change as
> we release. In most cases ports will work with older versions too)
> then install either portupgrade or portmanager
> (/usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade or /usr/ports/sysutils/portmanager)
> I'm not sure which is better. I use portupgrade myself, but
> portmanager is more likely to be able to solve this problem.
> Whichever you choose, let it run for a few days (check often though,
> sometimes it sit waiting for you to set some options!). That should
> get everything up to date. At least portmanager as the ability to use
> packages if you prefer.
> While your machine is slow, I compile everything on a ppro-200, so it
> isn't impossible to compile on your machine.
Ok, thank you very much. As you say, perhaps I will compile everything, as
I do not need too many packages for this machine. This computer will be
mainly used for browsing the Internet and reading emails, so, I think I can
spend some hours to compile firefox or thunderbird.
I will take a look to portmanager and portupgrade and see what I can do
Thank you very much.
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