Alternative to Running Portupgrade -rf In Upgrade of expat2

Conrad Sabatier conrads at
Sat Feb 4 13:17:41 PST 2006

On 04-Feb-2006 Bob Perry 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?

Sure, you could upgrade the dependent ports manually, if you wish.

I'd suggest doing a "pkg_info -R gettext\*" and saving the resulting list
of dependencies, so you'll have an easy reference.

> 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.

Are the two boxes networked together?  If so, you could have the distfiles
directory on one machine and mount it on the other via NFS, thereby
avoiding the need to download to each machine separately.

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> -- "In Unix veritas"

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