Gary Kline wrote:
is there any way t o not upgrade "all installed ports", but onlythose that are not current?tired of having my main box grinding away for endless days....
This is what programs like portmaster and portupgrade are designed to do. If you update your ports tree by portsnap or csup, grab a fresh INDEX by 'make fetchindex' and then run (eg): portupgrade -a it will update in dependency order all of your installed ports where a newer version is available. There are occasional exceptions where this procedure is not sufficient: these are documented in /usr/ports/UPDATING, including instructions on what needs to be done to get up to date. Even so, while UPDATING frequently recommends reinstalling more ports than the regular procedure, it is still almost always a subset of your installed ports. In fact, the only situation I have come across where is is required to upgrade all of the ports on a machine is when upgrading over a major version number. Even that is a bit overkill -- there's no reason to reinstall a port that consists of pure perl or php or shell code, or of sets of images or other non-executable data. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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