upgrading installed ports: time to do it ?

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 22 20:11:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:58:41 +0100
Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com> wrote:

> I'll probably get flamed for this but since I've been using 
> ports-mgmt/portmanager I've almost forgotten
> about /usr/ports/UPDATING and all that pkgdb -Fu stuff or whatever it
> was. I've upgraded ports just by doing 'portmanager -u' over one or
> two quite major changes and not had any problems that haven't been
> down to an individual ports.
> I've never seen any reasons given for not using portmanager, just it 
> seems to be getting quietly deprecated, which is a shame because it 
> works supremely well.
> Having said that why not check out
> http://freebsd-custom.wikidot.com/, the new binary ports upgrade
> system and save yourself a bunch of compile time.
> Chris

I use it myself, It "just works". I would also add "-p -l" to the
command line. that way you have a log created if something does go
wrong. It will also fix up any outdated dependencies.

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