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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