the art of pkgdb -F

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Sat Apr 7 13:26:58 UTC 2007

On 28/03/07 Robert Huff said:

> >  But I bet I'm not the only one who, once upon a time, happened to
> >  try "portupgrade -arR" or equivalent after forgetting to read
> >  UPDATING and ended up with more to do than I originally thought.
> 	Might as well paint "PLEASE KICK ME!" and an arrow pointing
> down on your back ....

I'm used to binary-package distributions that seem to try a lot harder to not
break. I suppose that ports is evolving, and it used to be worse, so I
shouldn't complain. Still, if the handbook says to use portupgrade -R to
upgrade a port, that's what BSD newbies like me are going to use.

I'm just glad that portupgrade has a -n switch. 

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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