How-to maintain upgrade??
gerard at seibercom.net
Tue Oct 10 02:50:27 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 10 October 2006 00:38, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 06:35:37PM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> > On Monday 09 October 2006 17:53, Gary Kline wrote:
> > I kind of do the same thing on a weekly basis. I created a shell script
> > that runs the following:
> > cd /usr/ports/distfiles # Change to ports distfile directory
> > rm -rdf * # Clean it out
> Why, exactly, you remove the distfiles? (I'm thnking of times
> when I haven't moved the hard-to-retrieve files [JAVA, e.g]
> to my other FBSD servers.) Is there something lurking there
> than might muck up builds??
I just like to remove files that are neither needed or more than likely
outdated. No special reason other than that. I keep the files needed to
build JAVA in a separate directory and copy them to the distfiles directory
when required. It is pretty much up to the end user how they want to
maintain their ports system I suppose.
> > /usr/local/sbin/portsclean -CDLP # make sure the ports are clean
> I do this after an upgrade. ---Wouldn't hurt here, tho.
> > /usr/sbin/portsnap cron # Run portsnap from CRON
> > /usr/sbin/portsnap update # Install new updated ports tree
> > /usr/local/bin/portmanager -u -l -y # Run portmanager to update the
> > system
> I've come to prefer p'manager to portupgrade; each run takes
> endless hours--at least three days. Do you know if there is
> a way to upgrade only the dependencies that need it?? I used
> -f and portmanager seemed to upgrade eerything. Yes, it may
> have been my imagination!
Portmanager -f will rebuild the system. I would only do that if it was
absolutely necessary. The normal: portmanager -u -l -y will only update out
of date items, create a log file and gives portmanager permission to handle
> > I only run this weekly. If something like Open Office needs to be
> > updated alone with KDE for instance, my system would not complete the
> > process in 24 hours. Updating the ports tree while running an updating
> > utility like portmanager or portupgrade is generally considered a bad
> > thing.
> Thanks for your script ideas,
gerard at seibercom.net
Whistler's mother is off her rocker.
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