How to Upgrade Portupgrade?

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Fri Apr 27 14:17:11 UTC 2007

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Kevin Kinsey <kdk at> writes:
>> Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>> So this seems like updating portupgrade should be trivial but I am
>>> stuck.  Suggestions appreciated.
>> Yeah, I missed the note on this one, too.  Not the change note, but
>> I don't recall seeing the instructions on what to do about it.
>> Tried deinstalling portupgrade and reinstalling?  The catch-22,
>> of course, is that you can't "cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade"
>> in order to `make deinstall`.  However, this might work (and I believe
>> it's the kludge I used to get around the issue):
>> $ rm -rf /var/db/pkg/portupgrade*
>> $ cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
>> $ make install clean
> A little safer would be to replace the first line with 
> "pkg_delete portupgrade*".  
> If you're not going to go with the "portupgrade -o" solution 
> that someone already posted.

Yeah, I think Chris hit that one right.  Portupgrade_guru hat
to him.... ;-)

The more they over-think the plumbing
the easier it is to stop up the drain.

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