On Tuesday 10 October 2006 00:38, Gary Kline wrote: > On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 06:35:37PM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote: > > On Monday 09 October 2006 17:53, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > > > I kind of do the same thing on a weekly basis. I created a shell script > > that runs the following: > > > > cd /usr/ports/distfiles # Change to ports distfile > > directory > > rm -rdf * # Clean it out > > Why, exactly, you remove the distfiles? (I'm thnking of times > when I haven't moved the hard-to-retrieve files [JAVA, e.g] > to my other FBSD servers.) Is there something lurking there > than might muck up builds??
I just like to remove files that are neither needed or more than likely outdated. No special reason other than that. I keep the files needed to build JAVA in a separate directory and copy them to the distfiles directory when required. It is pretty much up to the end user how they want to maintain their ports system I suppose. > > /usr/local/sbin/portsclean -CDLP # make sure the ports are clean > > I do this after an upgrade. ---Wouldn't hurt here, tho. > > > /usr/sbin/portsnap cron # Run portsnap from CRON > > /usr/sbin/portsnap update # Install new updated ports tree > > /usr/local/bin/portmanager -u -l -y # Run portmanager to update the > > system > > I've come to prefer p'manager to portupgrade; each run takes > endless hours--at least three days. Do you know if there is > a way to upgrade only the dependencies that need it?? I used > -f and portmanager seemed to upgrade eerything. Yes, it may > have been my imagination! Portmanager -f will rebuild the system. I would only do that if it was absolutely necessary. The normal: portmanager -u -l -y will only update out of date items, create a log file and gives portmanager permission to handle moved items. > > > I only run this weekly. If something like Open Office needs to be > > updated alone with KDE for instance, my system would not complete the > > process in 24 hours. Updating the ports tree while running an updating > > utility like portmanager or portupgrade is generally considered a bad > > thing. > > Thanks for your script ideas, > > gary -- Gerard Seibert [EMAIL PROTECTED] Whistler's mother is off her rocker.
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