> 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
portsnap only fetches the patches for your ports which means you have to
recompile the programs (best using portupgrade) yourself.
portupgrade -rRa might be useful in your case (and -nrRa to look which
ports will be updated without updating them)
portsnap does not update any binaries installed on your system.
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