On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:13:50PM -0800, Benjamin Lee wrote: > On 11/18/08 21:43, Jeremy Chadwick wrote: > [...] > > You can only use it on 7.x if you add compatibility libraries and ensure > > your kernel has COMPAT_FREEBSD6 in it. These libraries have given some > > users trouble in the past; you will find most people advocate rebuilding > > all ports from scratch (pkg_delete -af please) when upgrading between > > major FreeBSD versions (e.g. 6.x -> 7.x). > > Is there a particular reason that you recommend using pkg_delete? I > just did 'portupgrade -aRf' for my 6.2 -> 7.0 upgrades.
icarus# make all-depends-list /usr/ports/lang/ruby18 /usr/ports/databases/ruby-bdb /usr/ports/databases/db42 /usr/ports/devel/libtool15 So when upgrading your ports, you use... a port? That relies on a other ports of complex nature (a language and Oracle/Sleepycat DB)? Yeah, I'll pass. For example, if you use the base system pkg_* tools and portupgrade, they can get out of sync -- totally rad! I do not use portupgrade for a lot of reasons. All you have to do is examine the freebsd-* mailing lists (mainly -ports and -questions) for problems involving portupgrade. I believe the average is 1 a week? If the tool "gets the job done" for you, use it; I support that right above all else. But as for me, I'm incredibly anal when it comes to UNIX, and I strongly believe in the KISS concept. The only "third-party" tool I'd trust for managing ports would be portmaster, because it's a standalone tool with no dependencies, written in sh, and written by Doug Barton. That's all I have to say. I won't reply from this point on. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"