Package upgrade

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Nov 25 15:13:41 GMT 2005

David Miao <davmiao at> writes:

> Hi list,
> I have already installed 'python-2.4.1_3.tbz' package from FreeBSD6.0
> i386 disc 2, may I use below command to install the up-to-date python
> 2.4.2 without uninstall old version in advance?
> # cd /usr/ports/lang/python  (I have downloaded the latest CVS tree)
> # make install clean
> or
> # pkg_add -r python

You need to delete the old one before installing the new one.  
portupgrade or portmanager will take care of these aspects for you.

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