Fwd: upgrading remote server

Artifex Maximus artifexor at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 11:43:11 UTC 2009


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:29 PM, John Almberg <jalmberg at identry.com> wrote:

> Okay! After a lot of googling/reading I successfully upgraded to 7.2, now
> I'm trying to upgrade ports...
> I ran portmaster -L and got a long list of ports that need upgrading...
> From my reading, it seems like the only way to do this is to go through the
> list, one by one, and either (1) delete unused ports or (2) upgrade ports
> that seem to need it.
> This is going to take quite a bit of time... am I missing something (other
> than the fact that I should have been doing this all along?)

That is a time consuming process indeed. Don't forget this is a major
version update. You must upgrade all ports because there is possibly some
change in library versions, API or any other part of system. Might use:

portmaster -a -f

which direct portmaster to process all ports and force rebuild of all ports.
And again read /usr/src/UPGRADING and /usr/ports/UPGRADE for more


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