upgrading all ports

P.U.Kruppa root at pukruppa.de
Mon Jun 27 03:38:34 GMT 2005

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005, Nikolas Britton wrote:

> On 6/25/05, Erik Nørgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:
>> portupgrade isn't suitable for upgrading the entire machine, even though
>> you do recursive and Recursive.
>> It is much faster to deinstall everything and then installing from
>> ground up. And it is far more secure in not screwing up.
>> I recommend writing down a list of apps you need to be happy, deinstall
>> everything and then install those apps. Dependencies comes along fine,
>> and then whatever remains can be installed as needed.
>> Anyway, the worst that can happen is that you will screw up some user
>> app's - ok this is bad - but your system won't require a reinstall :-)
>> Cheers, Erik
> With Gnome, KDE, etc. I completely agree with you, portupgrade always
> manages fudge something up.
> What are some easy ways to do this... lets say for example I updated
> to gnome 2.12 what would be an easy (automated) way to remove all of
> Gnome 2.10 and all of my GTK apps without removing KDE and my QT apps?
You should download download the gnome upgrade script from 
www.freebsd.org/gnome and use it.

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