upgrade software with no package db

bitHawk bithawk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 18:50:58 PST 2005

Hi Sean,

1. run the cvsup to update your port collection. 
The updated port should already contain patching information and will take 
care of the rest. So do not worry about dependencies.
If you prefer to do it manually:
1. run "make exctract".
2. run "make"
3. run "make install"

I hope this helps,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Ellis" <sellis at telus.net>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 3:36 AM
Subject: upgrade software with no package db

> Hello,
> I'm looking moving to a newer Mysql version on a machine where the
> database of installed packages has been trashed.
> I'm expecting that after examining /usr/ports/UPGRADING, whatever
> READMEs accompany the source, and manually checking for dependencies,
> that I can extract and patch the port, and install it.
> If anyone has any tips for some way of using the ports framework to make
> this any easier please pass them on,
> thanks,
> --
> Sean
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