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Date:      Sat, 19 May 2007 12:50:41 +0100
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: amd64 FreeBSD Release 5.5 -> 6.2
Message-ID:  <20070519125041.54e7da47@gumby.homeunix.com.>
In-Reply-To: <20070518132807.Q17258@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com>
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On Fri, 18 May 2007 13:31:52 +0000 (UTC)
Duane Hill <d.hill@yournetplus.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 18 May 2007, RW wrote:
> 
> > 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'
> 
> What about:
> 
>    portupgrade -afR
> 
> Wouldn't that force everything including ports that depend on the one 
> being reinstalled?

If you use the datestamp instead of -a, you can stop and start the
build.



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