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Date:      Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:00:35 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        "Pol Hallen" <>
Subject:   Re: upgrade packages
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On Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:05:25 +0200, Pol Hallen wrote:
> Hi all!
> I come from linux os and I read a lot documentations about freebsd.
> I've a doubt: when I've some packages installed and I need upgrade it, I
> need to recompile those packages or there's another (fast) way to do this?

With the new pkgng (the replacement for the traditional
pkg infrastructure that handles precompiled binary packages)
this won't be a problem, as long as the default compile
options and settings are fine for you.

If not, today's PCs have multiple plenticore CPUs with tons
of RAM and endless hard disks, so running "portmaster -a"
won't be a big deal. :-)

On FreeBSD, it's _your_ choice.

It's already in The FreeBSD Handbook:

Soon, it will be the system's default.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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