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Date:      Fri, 18 May 2007 14:10:45 +0100
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: amd64 FreeBSD Release 5.5 -> 6.2
Message-ID:  <20070518141045.490c80be@gumby.homeunix.com.>
In-Reply-To: <20070517102831.O61920@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com>
References:  <20070516182846.C34584@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com> <464BCE1A.4020400@infracaninophile.co.uk> <20070517102831.O61920@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com>

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On Thu, 17 May 2007 10:39:35 +0000 (UTC)
Duane Hill <d.hill@yournetplus.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 17 May 2007, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> 

> > You should be able to upgrade the system by a routine buildworld,
> > buildkernel ... type operation, but beware that you will need to
> > recompile all of your ports because of potential shlib version
> > clashes.  Ports from 5.5 will still work on 6.2, but later trying to
> > update them piecemeal can lead to misery.
> 
> I'm using portupgrade. So I will use the switches force a reinstall
> and to act on everything that depends on the reinstalled port (-fr).
>


That wont do anything useful as there is nothing for the -r to work
with after a base-system upgrade.

The best way to upgrade all ports with portupgrade is to do it by
datestamp like this:

portupgrade -f '<2007-05-18 14:00'




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