I would like to verify whether my active installed ports are updated when I run the portsnap fetch update. I've read the handbook and man but I don't get a comfortable feeling that the question is answered in definitive terms that have meaning to me.

I'm preparing to apply all the recent updates to the production servers I have on 6.1 R P6 tomorrow morning and want to make certain I fully update the servers with the window of I have. I'll cvsup, build and install world and kernel through the normal process. What I've been doing is then running portsnap fetch update to apply patches to the ports. In doing so, I've not seen recompilations take place and remained somewhat fuzzy as to whether I was merely retrieving snapshots of source for whatever is in /usr/ports or if in addition, somehow binary changes were being applied to programs I've already installed (e.g., I have mysql and rsync installed from ports on every machine, would they be updated). Perhaps I should be remaking them?

Is the process I described, not updating the binaries of installed ports? I could have answered this had I compared /usr/local/bin before and after, but I have no example systems to play with at the moment. I note that portupgrade is far more involved but clearly does this. _______________________________________________
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