Upgrading question (issue?) - was:(no subject)

Chris H. fbsd at 1command.com
Mon May 15 17:13:50 PDT 2006

Quoting "Chris H." <fbsd at 1command.com>:

I have a question as to accomplishing an upgrade of *only* what ports I
already have installed. That is to say; I somewhat frequently suck down
the latest source for system and ports for the release I run on my servers
(RELENG_5_4 - soon to be 5_5) and usually rebuildworld/ kernel, and 
the ports I already have installed. Which brings me to my issue; Is there
any way to rebuild (upgrade) the ports I already have installed, and *only*
the ports I already have installed? I have recently discovered portmaster.
Which is heads-and-tails over portupgrade. But (from my personal knowlede/
experience) it doesn't provide a "one shot" command/ option to achieve my
desired goal. Many times while upgrading one of the ports, it will fail
during installation with the "HEY! this port is already installed! You may
wish to cd to the ports directory and execute port deinstall, then port
reinstall" What?! I'm *upgrading* (or at least trying) this port. :\

Anyway, thank you for all your time and consideration.

--Chris H.


FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p12 (SMP - 900x2) Tue Mar 7 19:37:23 PST 2006

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