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".
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/index.html 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 [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"