Alternative to Running Portupgrade -rf In Upgrade of expat2

illoai at illoai at
Sat Feb 4 12:56:55 PST 2006

On 2/4/06, Bob Perry <rperry at> wrote:
> /usr/ports/UPDATING recommends that users of textproc/expat2
> run portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2 to properly update expat2 and all of
> its dependencies.  Am I correct in that I should be able to run
> portupgrade on the dependencies individually once identified?

Yes.  Tediously.  I have about 74 things that depend on expat.
Or you could ignore the whole thing until something important
depending on expat needs upgrading and do the mess then.
Firefox might count as this, maybe X.  Both of which seem to
have updates this last week.

> I have 48 dependencies on one box and 151 on another and only use a
> dialup service.  Disconnections are common and can be a real problem in
> this situation.

Shouldn't matter for most of them if you didn't delete your distfiles
as they are merely(!) being rebuilt with expat 2.  If you deleted your
distfiles, or close with make distclean you will have to download
them anew, sadly.


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