On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 01:56:58AM +0200, Stefan Malte Schumacher wrote:
> Hi
> I have just run portupgrade -a for the first time. About 2 hours later I
> realized that portupgrade is not only building the port I built myself from
> /usr/ports but also the packages which I did install from the CD. I do not
> want to build Mozilla or XFree myself, is there a way I can exclude such
> large programs from being updated ? Are installed ports and packages stored
> in the same database ?

portupgrade has a config file (/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf), which offers 
many config options for you to tweak - including the ability to specify 
ports to ignore - look for the section about HOLD_PKGS.

Ports and packages keep their install data in the same place, yes -

> For the next question I just need a pointer to the right documentation ; 
> I would like to read more about using sysinstall to upgrade my system
> instead of "make world." 

Have you read man sysinstall?  But bear in mind that "make buildworld" was
carefully designed to upgrade the system properly.

> Is there some kind of "packageupgrade" which downloads and installs new
> packages for stuff I do not want to build myself ? 

The -P or -PP options to portupgrade should work, but read the manpage for



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