upgrading installed ports: time to do it ?

Alex Stangl alex at stangl.us
Sun Jun 21 22:25:27 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 09:07:51PM +0100, Chris Rees wrote:
> 2009/6/21 danny <meslists at yahoo.fr>:
> > 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 ?

Try ports-mgmt/portupdate-scan. It attempts to filter UPDATING to only
show entries pertinent to your installed ports.


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