Could not find package - using ports

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Dec 22 15:29:25 UTC 2008

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:20:24 -0500, "Glen Barber" <glen.j.barber at> wrote:
> Portupgrade won't install packages -- it'll upgrade your ports using
> the ports tree.  If you want the latest software, you need to compile
> using ports.  Packages are built once, when the X.X-RELEASE comes out.
>  Did you read the portupgrade man page?

That's not entirely true. The portupgrade port installs a program
called portinstall. According to its manpage, portinstall can
-a- install from ports (compile), -b- install from packages
or -c- install from packages only (where it works similar to


Another fine tool is pkgdb -aF (comes with portupgrade port)
to keep pkg_added packages and stuff installed by either
portinstall or "manual" make install in synchronization.
It's good to run this command before and after altering
something on the installed packages. :-)

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