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

andrew clarke mail at ozzmosis.com
Tue Dec 2 08:43:12 PST 2008

On Tue 2008-12-02 17:22:53 UTC+0100, Mel (fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net) wrote:

> > 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>.

Hmm.  Yes.  I'm trying to remember why I did not like pkg_add -r.

On the other hand I may be imagining any preference I had towards
portupgrade -PP.

Sorry :)

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