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 - /var/db/pkg. > 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 caveats. HTH Dan -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: ftp://ftp.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey/dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: 3B9D 8BBB EB03 BA83 5DB4 3B88 86FC F03A 90A1 BE8F _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \
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