I'm still trying to muddle through the loads of different ways to keep FreeBSD 'current' -- meaning, safely patched, aka RELENG_5_1 (for me)
As I conceptualize the operations there are two levels of 'patching', 1) the kernel and base system 2) then all the ports that I may have installed I've read the cvsup docs and can see how to update both the kernel source and ports. But the problem I see is the ports. After the ports collection has cvsupdated, I would still need to do a make install for each port I have previous installed, correct? (or, more appropriately, make deinstall, the cvsup the ports, then make install) Is this making things more difficult? Seems there really should be a cleaner way to keep things updated. I've heard reference to a portupgrade package, but can't find any details on how and what it really does-- and how well it plays with cvsupdate. The other rotten thing here is that cvsupdate requires modula-3 -- and portupgrade requires ruby... It would really be nice if all this were done in the most perfect language, python;-) looking for some advice.. thx. -- David Bear phone: 480-965-8257 fax: 480-965-9189 College of Public Programs/ASU Wilson Hall 232 Tempe, AZ 85287-0803 "Beware the IP portfolio, everyone will be suspect of trespassing" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"