On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 02:06:14PM -0400, RJ wrote: > Suggestions from another rookie(me): > > I use the ports tree and portsnap, > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/portsnap.html, and > when it's time to update the following "one liner" works great for me: > > cd /boot/ ; cp -Rp kernel kernel.good ; cd /usr/src ; cvsup -gL2 > /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile ; make -j4 buildworld ; make > buildkernel ; make installkernel ; make installworld; mergermaster ; reboot > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Aaron Bliss" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:44 PM > Subject: easy patch management tools > > > > 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; Also, as I understand it, > > bsd makes use of ports, by using tools such as cvsup, however I have never > > had much success compiling my own software, as such much prefer to use > > binary packages, which I understand that the freebsd authors provide; for > > example, if I wanted to install pine, I would much rather install it by > > running pkg_add -r pine ; I'm just looking for a simple way to update > > currently installed binaries, simular to installing new binaries with > > pkg_add ; thanks very much for your help with this. > > > > Aaron > > _______________________________________________
I perfer to use portsnap with portupgrade. Others use portsnap with portmanager. Yet others will suggest portsnap with portmaster. I am not very familiar with portmaster, but I have used the other two to upgrade my system. Read the man pages for information on installing packages. -- FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386 GENERIC _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"