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.



> -- 
> Gerard
> If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
>       Anton Chekov

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