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Date:      Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:15:21 -0553.75
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <>
Subject:   Re: Migrating to FreeBSD from Debian
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On 12/07/15 08:28, Malcolm Matalka wrote:
> Paul Stuffins <> writes:
>> Hi Everybody,
>> Over the last couple of years I have tried many times to dump Debian and
>> move to FreeBSD, but every time I have succumbed to Debian's charms and not
>> stuck with FreeBSD.
>> One of my main frustrations is upgrading installed ports, on Debian I just
>> need to run "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", but I have never
>> been able to work out how to upgrade installed ports.
>> As 2016 is fast approaching I want to finally move to FreeBSD and stay with
>> FreeBSD, so my question is, what is the best or most efficient way of
>> upgrading all ports on a FreeBSD machine?
> Use 'pkg' instead.  pkg update and pkg upgrade
>> Many Thanks
>> Paul
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I hereby 2nd the motion on pkg, love it, use it almost exclusively (need 
libflash port, *nothing* else due to licensing issues). YMMV & all that 
rot, but give it a try. Usually *much* faster than recompiling 
everything from scratch, probably will work AOK unless you need/want 
some machine-specific optimizations.

[root@kabini1, /etc, 9:15:16am] 716 % uname -a
FreeBSD kabini1.local 9.3-RELEASE-p24 FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p24 #0: Sat 
Aug 22 01:54:44 UTC 2015 amd64
[root@kabini1, /etc, 9:15:16am] 716 %


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
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