> Does FreeBSD have package management to view the packages installed > and their names with versions, remove the packages installed, and > track the packages installed to avoid conflicts and retain stability?
You can view what packages are installed by doing ls /var/db/pkg | more There is also a package called portupgrade (cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade && make install clean) which will upgrade your installed packages to the latest version of ports running on your machine. You will however need to cvsup your ports (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html) to the latest version first - beware, don't make the mistake i've made in the past, any databases (e.g. mysql) should be stopped manually before port upgrading, because portupgrade seems to aggressively stop the db server which can cause cached data to be lost. Hope this helps, Simon _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"