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

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