Software Update

Steven Susbauer steven at
Sun Nov 28 01:50:26 UTC 2010

On 11/27/2010 07:01 PM, RW wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:36:09 -0500
> Chris Brennan<xaero at>  wrote:
>> My fbsd desktop is popping up with Software Update. My question is
>> weather this pulls updates from packages or ports.
> There are a few applications, such as opera, that can "phone home" and
> check for newer versions. Typically they can't upgrade because they lack
> privileges.
> Perhaps you could be a little less vague.

Software Update is provided by gnome-packagekit (or the kde equivalent) 
and will nag if updated packages are available.

To the op, according to 
PackageKit was given support for ports using portupgrade or portaudit.

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