On Sunday 01 March 2009 14:02:19 per...@pluto.rain.com wrote: > Mel <fbsd.questi...@rachie.is-a-geek.net> wrote: > > On Saturday 28 February 2009 23:06:10 Fbsd1 wrote: > > > I am looking for software like portmanager/portmaster but works > > > on the package system instead of the port system. Is there such > > > am application available? > > > > Not (yet). Without /usr/ports it's impossible to find out what > > software needs updating, or you'd have to download and trust the > > INDEX-7 on the FreeBSD package servers. > > ... which may not be much of a stretch for those who are prepared > to download and trust the packages themselves, from the same place.
It is a stretch in practice. The INDEX is based on /usr/ports, which is ahead of the packages that are actually compiled on the buildservers. > portupgrade -PP manages somehow. Not somehow, but because it works with /usr/ports. Try renaming your ports directory and see how that goes. Also, -PP wastes a lot of bandwidth. Just look at the ammount of packages that are downloaded which aren't actually installed, because the version is older or equal then installed. > BTW, the OP may not realize that > "the package system" is a subset of "the port system", rather than > an alternative. Packages are generated using the port system. It's an alternative way to install the same software. One can in fact use packages without having /usr/ports present at all. I'm using my own tools, using a custom INDEX format on the build server. But there's still too many raw edges that I'd like the tools released into the wild. -- 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 "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"