On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 04:05:00PM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote: > On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:41:00 -0800 > Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Anybody have an automatic (/etc/crontab) method of keeping > > ports current? I'm almost done upgrading my 5 systems to > > 6.2 (to be able to grab valid packages) and tried portupgrade > > with several variants of flags/switches. portuprade with > > -rpfP wound up recycling my packages most of the time. [?] > > I've starting to think that there may be no way of doing this > > automatically. portmanager -b -u -l may be better:: dunno. > > > > thanks for some insights here, > > Actually, I use something like that. I created a script that runs both > portsnap and portmanager. > > > #!/bin/sh > /usr/sbin/portsnap cron update > /usr/local/bin/portmanager -u -l -p > > I call this script from CRON once a week. It seems to work quite well. > If you have a MAILTO in CRON, it will even give you a print out of what > transpired. You can just send output to /dev/null of course. > > Do make sure you have the latest version of 'portmanager' installed. It > was recently updated. You cannot update it using itself. You must use > the 'make install && make clean' method. If you are not familiar with > 'portsnap', just read the manual.
Gotta check out portsnap. There's got to be some means of automating most of this. Some human intervention may always' be required (else: "Why am I here?" :). But hopefully a min. thanks, gary > > -- > Gerard > > If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. > > Anton Chekov -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"