Portupgrade used to be fun!!!
perrin at apotheon.com
Sat Oct 27 16:33:34 PDT 2007
On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 10:38:39AM -0500, Chris wrote:
> "E. J. Cerejo" <ecerejo at optonline.net> wrote:
> > Not anymore! Every time I cvsup my ports tree and I see all of those
> > ports that need to be updated my belly aches and that's because
> > portupgrade doesn't work the way it used to work. It is not fun any
> > more! Always an issue, either a port conflicts with another port or
> > it fails all together. I have forgotten the last time I updated my
> > ports without any issues. Today scrollkeeper is conflicting with
> > rarian, they install files on the same directory. Go figure. Those
> > were the days when it used to work.
> This is one of the main reasons users are having a serious look at
> Linux distros like Fedora or some Debian-ish ones.
That's ironic, considering I used Debian because Fedora wasn't stable
enough, and switched to FreeBSD in part because even Debian wasn't stable
. . . and Debian itself is far more stable than the other "Debian-ish"
> I have used (and still do) both flavors of the above and I have to tell
> y, updating the installed apps is as easy as apt-get update ot yum
. . . except when they break something. It's a lot easier to fix broken
software on FreeBSD than with a binary packaged based Linux distribution,
in my (recent) experience.
> I used to love spending my Friday nights updating my FreeBSD ports -
> then, as you are finding out - it's just getting tedious.
I've never found updating the software on a system "fun". That's part of
the reason I find I prefer FreeBSD: it doesn't break shit as often, and
thus doesn't make it even *more* un-fun.
> I'm not criticizing, simply commenting on my experiences.
Likewise, the above are only my experiences. I realize they are not
necessarily objectively "true".
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