On Wednesday 03 September 2003 05:15 pm, Daniel Bye wrote: > 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. >
There is also the -x option. You have to understand that if you are upgrading a library, you may need to upgrade everything that uses that library as a dependancy. For example, lets assume that XFree86-libraries is updated because they find an error in one of the header files. Every program that uses that header file should be rebuilt. I rarely update my entire system when a library is updated. You just have to be aware of the consequences that may occur if you don't do the update. Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"