upgrading installed ports: time to do it ?

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 22 22:35:04 UTC 2009

On Mon 22 Jun 2009 at 13:48:02 PDT RW wrote:
>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.
>You still need to read UPDATING, portmanager handles some of the issues
>automatically, but not all.

that durned human element again!

would be nice if a port upgrade tool did that for you, displayed any
entries related to ports that need updating, and gave you a chance to
postpone the update until you've taken whatever actions UPDATING

would require UPDATING to be written in a consistent, machine-readable

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