port upgrading

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Sep 26 20:52:30 UTC 2010

On Sun, 26 Sep 2010, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:

> I'm in doubt. I wanted to bring my ports collection uptodate, so I ran "csup 
> -L 2 /root/ports-supfile" and that updated my ports collection. At least, I 
> hope so.
> Then I started googling and found that cvsup is not recommended. Better tot 
> use portsnap (???)
> And also portupgrade was a no go. I should be using portmaster.

They are judgement calls.  csup is one method, portsnap another. 
portsnap may be faster, and probably should be the default choice any 
more (lower bandwidth).

portupgrade still works, and many of us still use it.  For me, it's just 
that I almost know how to run portupgrade now, and portmaster didn't 
seem any better when I tried it.

> Woh, I'm confused now.
> Question: what is best used to have an up2date ports collection nowadays?
> This system is FreeBSD8/amd64.

This is an overview of what works for me:

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