Hello, >> 1/ backing up the hacked [mailman] files and restoring them later (but I >> will >> overwrite the newer files with older ones perhaps breaking something). >> 2/ making them read only (but the end result will be the same and >> upgrading as root I will overwrite them anyway). > > Keep in mind mailman is all python. There really is nothing to recompile > after a system upgrade. (Unless you are upgrading python which you aren't).
I am not so sure. According to http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html "All third party software will now need to be rebuilt and re-installed. This is required as installed software may depend on libraries which have been removed during the upgrade process. The ports-mgmt/portupgrade command may be used to automate this process. The following commands may be used to begin this process:" So my thinking is that by issuing portupgrade -af both python and mailman will get reinstalled. However, the option suggested by Roland (thank you!) of touching /var/db/pkg/mailman/+IGNOREME seems very interesting. I must read more about it. Thank you all! -- Zbigniew Szalbot www.slowo.pl www.fairtrade.net.pl _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"