On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 12:59:16PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:

> Note that portupgrade gives you two specific options for upgrading: using a
> package to upgrade, or upgrading from the ports collection.  It depends on
> what options you give it.  Software installed from ports is normally newer,
> while installing from packages goes faster because you don't have to wait
> for the software to compile.
As a relatively new FreeBSD user (it took me a day or so to figure this
out myself), I would point out for completeness that portupgrade needs
to be used in conjunction with a regular CVSup of the ports tree,
as explained (briefly) in "4.5.1 Obtaining the Ports Collection"
of the FreeBSD Handbook, and (in detail) in "A.5 Using CVSup".


This process is actually very simple, and gives somewhat similar
functionality to that of apt-get update & apt-get upgrade, with which
Debian users will be familiar.

Anthony Edwards
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