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

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Tue Dec 2 08:22:57 PST 2008

On Tuesday 02 December 2008 17:13:58 andrew clarke wrote:
> 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.

That's infinitely slower than pkg_add -r <list of leaves>.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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