Chris Rees wrote:
2009/6/21 danny <>:
Hi list members ,

I frequently update the contents of the ports tree but I have never upgraded
any port. I am studying the way to do it, by following the handbook and an
article on The FreeBSD Diary about the use of portupgrade.
At the moment I am focuing the attention to the '/usr/ports/UPDATING' file.
The question that arose is the following: is there any automated way to check
if any of the port to be upgraded has specific upgrading notes written in
that file ?
Do you prefer doing a mass or selective upgrade ?

Thanks !


I'll probably get flamed for this but since I've been using ports-mgmt/portmanager I've almost forgotten about /usr/ports/UPDATING and all that pkgdb -Fu stuff or whatever it was. I've upgraded ports just by doing 'portmanager -u' over one or two quite major changes and not had any problems that haven't been down to an individual ports.

I've never seen any reasons given for not using portmanager, just it seems to be getting quietly deprecated, which is a shame because it works supremely well.

Having said that why not check out, the new binary ports upgrade system and save yourself a bunch of compile time.

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