port update problem - newbie

saravanan ganapathy sarav_gsa at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 24 05:11:25 PST 2005

--- Tabor Kelly
<tkelly-freebsd-questions at taborandtashell.net> wrote:

> saravanan ganapathy wrote:
> <snip>
> > --- Erik Norgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:
> > Since I am very new to freebsd, I am not sure abt
> the
> > ports collections which I don't want.
> Since you are new, I will give you some (ports)
> advice:
> 1. Always update all of your ports so that you can
> use portupgrade.
> 2. Use portupgrade.
> 3. Read /usr/ports/UPDATING if you want things to go
> smoothly.
> 4. If you forget step 3, and step 3 happens to have
> some bad news in it 
> (usually pertaining to gettext), 'portupgrade -rRf
> [some port]' can work 
> wonders.
> 5. Don't forget to do a 'portsdb -uU' after
> cvsup'ing your ports.
> My quick start to portupgrade: 
> Where I learned about portupgrade:

The above link was very useful to me and I 've learnt
the portupgrade procedure.

I am also looking for package management. I know that
a package can be installed using 'pkg_add -r
sendmail'. But how to keep update these packages like

I need to choose either ports or packages. 


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