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

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Tue Dec 2 10:03:48 PST 2008

Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net> writes:
> 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>.

Don't use "portupgrade -NPP <package>". ;-)
But "portupgrade -PP <package>" really *upgrades* packages.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
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