Still having trouble with package upgrades
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Mar 8 03:11:53 UTC 2012
On Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:04:35 -0500, David Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:05:37 -0500, David Jackson wrote:
> > > > Many of your issues are non-issues, as your suggestions were
> > > > implemented in some form long ago. For example, updated applications
> > > > are compiled and available online. You can use "pkg_add -r" to
> > > > install the newest binary package that is available, or you can update
> > > > your an installed application by updating the ports and using
> > > > portupgrade, which has options to control whether you compile updates
> > > > from source or install binary packages.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > pkg-add -r does not seem to be an "upgrade all packages" sort of feature
> > I
> > > am looking for. I have tried pkg-upgrade, portmaster, and portupgrade,
> > all
> > > of these do not work.
> > The portupgrade -PP command should be fine, if your ports
> > tree is up to date.
> portupgrade -PP did not work for me, it gave me error messages about failed
Have you been able to perform the download manually?
This is _not_ for actual use, but for diagnostics!
Is the URI accessed by portupgrade properly constructed?
Typically it's a FTP URI that you can check using the
system's standard FTP tool (or web browser, if you want).
I had similar trouble years ago when portupgrade wasn't
considered "mature enough", but today there should be a
good reason for a failing download. :-)
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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