Upgrading Ports on 5.3
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Jun 15 10:30:21 UTC 2006
>On Wednesday 14 June 2006 11:12, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
>>[portversion -L =] would be quicker. Any > needs upgrading. Any < would mean you somehow
>>had an installed version newer that the port version!
>Presumably that could happen if the port were reverted.
For completeness, looks like I got it backwards:
< The installed version of the package is older than the current
> The installed version of the package is newer than the current
version. This situation can arise with using an out-of-date
INDEX file, or when testing new ports.
And yes, a reverted port would do it too, I expect.
And my system shows tons of > (which is what confused me) whereas
pkg_version shows lots of =. Looks like you have to be religious about
keeping INDEX up to date.
pkg_version -L =
is functionally equivalent, slower, but doesn't require up-to-date INDEX
(which just takes too long to build and I usually forget or can't be
portversion -> tidy completists
pkg_version -> lazy sods like me
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