On Monday 07 June 2004 10:28 am, Tim Traver wrote: > Hi all, > Is there a way to do a quick update of a particular port directory > ??? I don't necessarily want to do the portupgrade, but just get the > latest port files for a particular port. > Right now, if i want to make sure the ports are up to date, I have > to use sysinstall to download the entire port collection, which takes > forever... > Am I missing a quick utility to just check and make sure I have > the latest port files for one at a time ? > Thanks, > Tim.
You need to read the Handbook on maintaing your ports, which is now chapter 4. Then, install cvsup[-without-gui], copy the ports-supfile from the share/examples directory into a safe place, change the CHANGE_THIS to something real from the cvsup mirror list in the handbook and run it. If you don't know where the share/examples directory is located do a "locate ports-supfile" and locate will tell you where it is. If you don't have locate running, do a man located and then run the script to build the database. You need to run portsdb -uU to update the INDEX[.db] files and then you can install ports such as portupgrade that make the actually upgrade process simple. I maintain that sysinstall only has value when you are doing a "SYStem INSTALL] and should be left alone after that. I don't do that because I still find adding a new HD easier from sysinstall. I do not use it to help maintain my system or the port-system. There are tools that are much better suited for that task once you have a running system. Kent > > SimpleNet's Back ! > http://www.simplenet.com/ > > > References > > 1. http://www.simplenet.com/ > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"