Seigo Tanimura writes:
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000 11:55:55 -0500,
>   "Jacques A. Vidrine" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> >> It would also be helpful for us to (semi-)automatically update old
> >> binaries installed by ports. (I have been trying this for a couple of
> >> days)
> Jacques> Personally I don't want sysinstall or make world to touch my ports.
> Jacques> But a tool to do this would be great.
> Completely automatic update of installed ports is acutally difficult
> because we cannot get to know the language or required toolkit from
> the name of a binary. (eg emulator/wine and japanese/wine, timidity++-xaw
> and timidity++-tcltk) We can still detect and enumerate the ports that
> possibly installed old binaries, and decide which of the ports listed
> up to update.

Ah - there's *two* meanings for "old" here. If you were talking about
binaries installed by out-of-date ports, that's easy:
weekly_status_pkg in the periodic subsystem will do that for
you. However, I believe you were talking about binaries that may have
been built from a current port against an out-of-date system.

Frankly, I'm not really interested in *detecting* such things. A tool
that would 1) save tarballs of *all* installed ports; 2) uninstall
them all; then 3) rebuild and install them all, with a report about
failures would make me happy.

That way, I'd know that all the ports were built against the current
system, which would make me feel much safer.


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