W. D. wrote:
At 14:44 9/23/2004, Chris, wrote:
You could join in the FreeBSD tradition, though, and do it the
Right Way(tm) ...
An excellent tutorial/article by Dru Lavigne....
OK, after reading this tutorial, here is MY new WAY.
/usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /root/cvsup/ports-supfile
portversion -l "<" [to see if any ports will be upgraded]
portupgrade -arR [so dependencies will be installed, if necessary]
[NB. If ever asked to run pkgdb -F, do it]
Taking into consideration other issues or options pointed out on the web
tutorial, will this be a good strategy from now on for performing good
Yes - this is more or less how I do mine.
OK, how about adding a cron job by root like this?
(Line will wrap. Everything between '===' on one line)
15 3 * * * /usr/local/bin/cvsup -h cvsup7.FreeBSD.org
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile && portsdb -Uu && pkgdb -fu && cd /usr/ports
&& make index
Then in the morning running:
portversion -l "<"
Would this automate things without causing problems?
Any other safe ways to automate the process?
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I tend to do this in a periodic cron. Under /etc/periodic/weekly.
That also includes the output of portversion to the email.
Then in the morning, I run the upgrade.
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