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: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.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 

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