portmanager question

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Thu Aug 3 11:32:31 UTC 2006

jan gestre wrote:

> sorry for this newbie question, i've been upgrading my box using portupgrade
> but recently i'm experiencing some wierd logs that can't be explained nor
> solved but luckily my box does not appear to be broken, i have a question
> though regarding portmanager, someone on this list recommended it in lieu of
> portupgrade, are the following the correct procedure using portmanager?\
> # cvsup -L 2 ports-supfile
> # portmanager -u -l -ui
> or do i need to
> # portsdb -Uu
> before issuing
> # portmanager -u -l -ui

No, you do not have to invoke 'portsdb' at all. Depending on how you
want to refurbish your system, you might want to invoke either the -p or
-f, but not both, flags. I never use the -ui flag. It just asks a lot of
questions that I always reply yes to anyway.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at seibercom.net

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