clarkp at mtmary.edu
Thu Oct 18 12:38:15 PDT 2007
Robert Huff wrote:
> Peter Clark writes:
>> Is there a "better" (I realize everything is relative) option
>> when looking at portupgrade vs portmanager? From what I am
>> reading it seems that portmanager will upgrade and reinstall a
>> port and all it's dependencies no matter if the dependency needs
>> it or not and portupgrade will only do the port specified (unless
>> certain flags are present to do all depend). I am using FreeBSD
> Ca you describe the behavior you would like to see?
> Robert Huff
Now that I have reread what I wrote, it seems a bit unclear. I have not
used either service before. Seeing as I am looking at using this in
production server environment I would not look at frequently making
changes as one might in a desktop application. I am looking for an
elegant way to update ports when it is required to. Are there more
concerns about one updater over the other? Maybe this is a moot point.
If you installed a port with some additional config args can you either
supply them the upgrade program or can it be reread from the previous
install somehow? I really am just trying to find a relatively simple way
to make sure that a port gets upgraded and that I do not lose any of it
dependencies in the process.
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