On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:11:30 -0500 Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 12:46:05PM -0700, Eric Brunson wrote:
> > I've been searching the manual and the man pages, but I can't seem to 
> > find a command to update an installed package to a newer version.  I 
> > always get a message like this:
> > 
> > pkg_add: package 'expect-5.43.0_1' or its older version already installed
> > 
> > I only find info on "pkg_add" and "pkg_delete" for binary packages, the 
> > only references to updating a package give directions on how to use the 
> > ports tree.
> > 
> > Is there a way to update an installed package with a newer version?

> sysutils/portupgrade is the usual tool.  I think portmaster can do this too.

"portupgrdae -P" will try to use a package and then fall back to
building a port and "portupgrade -PP" will try to use only packages
while portmaster is not capable (so far?) to use packages.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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