upgrading installed ports: time to do it ?

Chris Rees utisoft at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 21 20:08:13 UTC 2009

2009/6/21 danny <meslists at yahoo.fr>:
> Hi list members ,
> I frequently update the contents of the ports tree but I have never upgraded
> any port. I am studying the way to do it, by following the handbook and an
> article on The FreeBSD Diary about the use of portupgrade.
> At the moment I am focuing the attention to the '/usr/ports/UPDATING' file.
> The question that arose is the following: is there any automated way to check
> if any of the port to be upgraded has specific upgrading notes written in
> that file ?
> Do you prefer doing a mass or selective upgrade ?
> Thanks !
> dan

I would tend to upgrade perl first; have a look in UPDATING to see how
it's done. That'll upgrade the majority of your ports too.

You may also have a small problem if you're still running XFree86
(which you probably will if you've had your system a while). Look in
UPDATING for that too, and then just do a portupgrade -aP.

Good luck, and I hope your processor's properly cooled!


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