About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 8 13:15:39 PST 2007

Roland Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 09:32:22PM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>> You don't need to delete all the ports in one go and then reinstall
>>>> them in another: running 'portupgrade -fa' will do the job.
>>> Port upgrade tools are not guaranteed to work perfectly in this
>>> situation. I tried doing an update with portmanager and ended up with
>>> some binaries linked against both libc.so.6 and libc.so.7! Some ports
>>> didn't even compile.
>> portmanager isn't recommended for use since it became abandonware a long 
>> time ago and never reached maturity.  If you (correctly ;) use portupgrade 
>> (e.g. -fa or -faP) then you will not have this problem.
> Dang, I meant portmaster, not portmanager. My bad.

I would say that portmaster is still in the maturing phase also, 
although it has made recent progress.


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