Updating Instructions

Carmel NY carmel_ny at outlook.com
Tue Nov 14 13:23:02 UTC 2017

On Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:00:40 +0000, Arthur Chance stated:

>On 14/11/2017 12:47, Baho Utot wrote:
>> On 11/14/17 03:29, Carmel NY wrote:  
>>> Out of morbid curiosity, I was just wondering why instructions for
>>> updating a
>>> moved or discontinued port are never posted for "synth", like they are
>>> for
>>> "portupgrade" or "portmaster" in the UPDATING file? An example would
>>> be the
>>> recent 20171112 change in the devel/oniguruma* port.
>> I think it is because synth is a bads word around here  
>More likely that very few of us knew about it. This thread was the first
>time I heard of it. I've been using poudriere since shortly after it
>came out, and it works fine for me.

Personally, I consider "poudriere" over kill for the average user, especially
a user who is using FreeBSD on a single PC or laptop.

I realize that the updates needed to run synth on FreeBSD-12 are not in place,
and perhaps never will be. In that case, I will be happy to stay with my
present system or switch to a different OS.


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