On Tuesday 02 December 2008 17:13:58 andrew clarke wrote: > On Tue 2008-12-02 09:28:44 UTC+0100, Mel ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > > Portupgrade -PP is detrimental for bandwidth. It's not really > > portupgrade's fault (well, partially, it shouldn't offer the feature), > > because it will quite often download Latest/foo.tbz, unpack it entirely > > and then say "oops, I downloaded this useless package which is older or > > equal to what you have installed". > > Yes, this happens. -PP is not ideal for regular updates but it's > still useful for when you have a new FreeBSD install with no packages > installed, and want to get up and running quickly, grabbing the most > recent binaries of all your favourite ports instead of building them > all from source.
That's infinitely slower than pkg_add -r <list of leaves>. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"