upgrading installed ports: time to do it ?
cwhiteh at onetel.com
Thu Jun 25 19:12:13 UTC 2009
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 23:21:21 Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> 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.
>> Not trolling but can you give me some examples?
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> Yes. I think there is at least one. Please, consider to correct me if I am
> Yesterday, reading the contents of /usr/src/UPDATING in the source tree (using
> portupdate-scan) I found :
> AFFECTS: users of lang/python* and py-*
> AUTHOR: miwi at FreeBSD.org
> The default version of Python has been changed from 2.5.x to 2.6.x.
> If you have 2.5.x installed, perform an upgrade of lang/python25 to
> lang/python26 with the following command:
> Can portmanager know that the default version of a port has been changed and
> then you need to do the upgrade to the newer major version ?
I don't know. I will put testing it on my todo list (which I really do
hope to get around to :)
> And if it can know that... can also portmanager know that
> Once the installed Python has been updated to 2.6, by using the
> method above, it is required to run the upgrade-site-packages target in
> lang/python to assure that site-packages are made available to the new
> [...] "?
> If, otherwise, using portmanager you end up with a newer version of python 2.5
> (for example)... are you sure that every upgrade in the future will work
> flawlessly ? After Reading the UPDATING file a guy will
> [...] set the PYTHON_DEFAULT_VERSION variable to 'python2.5' without
> quotes in make.conf, then go to lang/python and perform the following
> will portmanager do the same ?
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