On 9/5/06, Aaron Bliss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Hi everyone, first let me say that I'm pretty new to bsd, so please forgive the newbie questions; I've been using linux (redhat, suse, centos) for many years, and so learning bsd was a bit of a learning curve, but not bad (I almost never use gui's for administration); I was wondering if there are any packagement tools for freebsd/pcbsd that offer simular functionality to up2date or yum; I take care of installing and updating complete rpm based systems using yum, and have not found a tool simular to yum for freebds (I'm also trying to stay away from pbi's, since they are specific to pcbsd); I've used the pkg_add, pkg_delete, portupgrade tools, but am just looking for an easy way to ensure my entire bsd box is updated;
I personally use portupgrade and portaudit to manage my installed ports and have no complaints. I find portupgrade to be extremely easy to use (after your first mistake or two ;) and use portaudit to determine if any of my critical ports actually *need* upgrading. Though, I should mention that I've heard others on this list who prefer portmaster over portupgrade for various reasons. You should probably look into both and see which one suits you best. You can also you security/freebsd-update to keep your base system updated with errata fixes. Also, as I understand it,
bsd makes use of ports, by using tools such as cvsup,
I would suggest using portsnap as is much more newb-friendly than cvsup. -David -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# fortune Happiness is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"