port update problem - newbie
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:
> > --- Erik Norgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:
> > Since I am very new to freebsd, I am not sure abt
> > ports collections which I don't want.
> Since you are new, I will give you some (ports)
> 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
> 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
> 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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