On Tuesday 09 May 2006 19:33, Bryan Curl wrote:

> I found this tutorial very helpfull on my first upgrade.
>
> http://www.taosecurity.com/keeping_freebsd_applications_up-to-date.html
>
> But I must warn you that this process can take hours-days to complete after
> compiling the entire system from source code and installing, depending of
> course on how big your setup is and how fast your box is.
>

Unless UPDATING say otherwise, or you are updating across a major version 
change, there is no particular need to rebuild ports. Building the base 
system should take hours rather than days.


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