upgrading all ports

Dick Hoogendijk dick at nagual.st
Sat Jun 25 19:27:50 GMT 2005

On 25 Jun Kirk Strauser wrote:
> On Saturday 25 June 2005 06:36 am, Erik Nørgaard wrote:
> > It is much faster to deinstall everything and then installing from
> > ground up. And it is far more secure in not screwing up.
> On toy systems, maybe.  I've got 654 ports installed on the machine
> I'm typing this on, and I assure you that it's much, much faster to
> selectively upgrade a few of them rather than starting over from
> scratch.

I agree. Normally I go over usr/ports/UPDATING and handle the 'problem'
cases. After that I do parts, like portupgrade -rR 'XFree86*', etc..
Never a problem. Sometimes I forget to use the -m BATCH=yes option and
that's no fun. Options I really want are in my pkgtools.conf zo I don't
need the selection screens.. I see no harm in using this -m switch like
someone else wrote in this list.

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