On Tuesday 08 June 2004 00:45, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 09:01:15PM +0000, Daniela wrote:
> > On Monday 07 June 2004 19:35, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 07:14:34PM +0000, Daniela wrote:
> > > > On Monday 07 June 2004 17:28, 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 ?
> > > >
> > > > You could use CVSup to update just the directories you want, and you
> > > > can also put this into the system crontab to periodically run it.
> > > > That's pretty convenient.
> > >
> > > You _will_ run into problems if you only update parts of the ports
> > > collection.
> > Well, I didn't mean upgrading of just one or two directories, but rather
> > skipping directories such as the japanese ports if you don't speak
> > japanese. Almost no ports depend on things in language-specific
> > directories (at least not the ones I have installed).
> OK, but you still can't do some things like build an index because
> some things do still depend on those ports you're not upgrading.
While we're on the subject, how do you build an index of the binary packages
you have? I needed this a long time ago, when I created a custom FreeBSD
installation CD-ROM, and I thought shellscript and hand-editing were the only
ways to do it. Recursive fetching was a pain too, even with portupgrade. How
do you gurus solve this?
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