Donovan R. Palmer wrote: >> While portsupgrade does work on packages it is usually better to do >> stuff from ports... even though this may be time consuming you may want >> to deinstall every last package you have installed then select a few >> "high level" ports to install (i.e. enough to drag in almost everything >> you need)... in general the install cycle I use is: >> >> 1. Install a top-level port (making any build changes needed if build >> fails [*PLEASE* submit a pr for any of these]) >> 2. Do a csup (or cvsup on older releases) to make sure there is nothing >> newer for the installed ports >> 3. Do a portupgrade -a >> 4. If there are more top-level ports goto to step 1 > > Very interesting. Without sounding too daft, how do I determine what > a "high level" port is? Thanks!
Depends on what you use the machine for... for example for the most part mine are: 1. gnome-office (normally do xorg and gnome2 as seperate builds though) 2. vlc video player 3. rythmbox mp3 player 4. Java 1.6 5. gimp-shop 6. apache 2+mysql+php5 7. electricsheep 8. Deluge torrent client and as soon the port team adds them: 1. thistest 2. filebuilder (sorry for the self promotion, but I wrote both of these ;-)) -- Aryeh M. Friedman Developer, not business friendly http://www.flosoft-systems.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"