[freebsd-questions] Looking @ upgrades mechanisms...

andrew clarke mail at ozzmosis.com
Tue Dec 2 08:14:04 PST 2008

On Tue 2008-12-02 09:28:44 UTC+0100, Mel (fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net) wrote:

> Portupgrade -PP is detrimental for bandwidth. It's not really portupgrade's 
> fault (well, partially, it shouldn't offer the feature), because it will 
> quite often download Latest/foo.tbz, unpack it entirely and then say "oops, I 
> downloaded this useless package which is older or equal to what you have 
> installed". 

Yes, this happens.  -PP is not ideal for regular updates but it's
still useful for when you have a new FreeBSD install with no packages
installed, and want to get up and running quickly, grabbing the most
recent binaries of all your favourite ports instead of building them
all from source.

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