how to upgrade

Robert Slade bsd at
Sat Jan 21 23:34:49 PST 2006

On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 21:20, Jose Jesus Ortega wrote:
> I installed AfterStep from the freeBSD ports but a new
> version here
> is up but I'm new, how do I upgrade to 2.2.0. thanks.


Short answer is wait until the FreeBsd port is updated unless there is
some compelling reason not to.  I would also suggest that you don't
update unless it is really necessary on the grounds of don't fix it if
it is not broken.

The main reason for this is that the port collection is specifically for
FreeBSD. Some of the ports come with patches to make what is generically
a Linux program run under FreeBSD. 

If you want to try and update it without waiting look at pkg_delete in
the manual then follow this instructions for installing the updated tar


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