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Date:      Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:51:43 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        David Jackson <djackson452@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Still having trouble with package upgrades
Message-ID:  <20120308005143.2b0763c7.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:05:37 -0500, David Jackson wrote:
> > Many of your issues are non-issues, as your suggestions were
> > implemented in some form long ago.  For example, updated applications
> > are compiled and available online.  You can use "pkg_add -r" to
> > install the newest binary package that is available, or you can update
> > your an installed application by updating the ports and using
> > portupgrade, which has options to control whether you compile updates
> > from source or install binary packages.
> >
> >
> 
> 
> pkg-add -r does not seem to be an "upgrade all packages" sort of feature I
> am looking for. I have tried pkg-upgrade, portmaster, and portupgrade, all
> of these do not work.

The portupgrade -PP command should be fine, if your ports
tree is up to date.



> I am working on getting the logs

Those should be interesting. From my own experience, I know
there is some software that cannot be easily be updated the
binary way, but for most things, it should "just work",
especially if you keep the default options and have sufficient
time. :-)

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



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