On Saturday 27 September 2003 07:43 pm, Alex de Kruijff wrote: > > If you've just installed a fresh FreeBSD system then there isn't > much difference. I offten use the make method in this case. But I > switch to portinstall and portupgrade if I a) have updated /usr/ports > and b) have installed any port or package. The reason for this is > that portinstall and portupgrade have a better port management > system. This package/port detects for you changes. With out the > portupgrade package you will find that multiple version of the same > packages will be registered and only one is installed. (There is only > one installed because each override the other fysicaly in /usr/local > and /usr/X11R6 but not in the regerstry.)
I see. I have already run into that (having 2 versions of a package registered but only one installed). I have recently started using portinstall for installing ports. I have been using portupgrade for a while now. It seems to me that portinstall (as you indicated) is better at finding and fixing dependency issues as well. -- Todd Stephens "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"