port update problem - newbie

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Mon Jan 24 09:43:03 PST 2005

saravanan ganapathy <sarav_gsa at yahoo.com> writes:

> 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
> ports?

Use portupgrade for that too; it knows how to deal with ports or packages.

> I need to choose either ports or packages. 

Nonsense.  In fact, once you have installed them, it is *very* hard to
*tell* whether a program was installed from a port or a package.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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