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Date:      Fri, 6 May 2011 12:53:05 -0500
From:      Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Does running ``# portupgrade -arRp '' prompt for options or updates everything without prompts?
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On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 6 May 2011 11:36:07 -0500, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.=
com> wrote:
>> This is what I am running now ATM
>>
>> # cd /usr/ports/
>> # make clean build deinstall install
>>
>> Will it install all the ports? =A0 or only the ones that are installed?
>
> Oh, I've never tried that... "install all ports"... I even
> doubt this is possible.
>
> If you want to intendedly deinstall all _except_ the OS
> software, you can do this:
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# cd /usr/local
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# rm -rf *
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# mtree < /etc/mtree/BSD.local.dist
>
> It's worth mentioning that this is a very hard method.
> Maybe it's much better if you utilize the ports infra-
> structure.
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# cd /var/db/pkg
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# pkg_delete -fad
>
> or
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# pkg_delete -f *
>
> This should remove all ports in a clean way. You can also
> remove stuff from /usr/ports/distfiles and /usr/ports/packages.
>
> Then make sure you have updated your ports tree. In case
> you also want an OS update, do it _now_ (i. e. prior to
> dealing with ports).
>
> In case you keep using portupgrade (and therefore portinstall),
> maybe in combination with pkg_add -r if you prefer - like
> me :-) - installing binary packages, make sure that you
> run BEFORE and AFTER each "big step", just to be sure
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0# pkgdb -aF
>
> This keeps portinstall's own database in sync with what
> you are doing on your system with other tools. Oh, and you
> can _still_ use "make install" like installations directly
> from the ports tree - no problem.
>
> Another "secret": Start with installing one of the bigger
> software packages you need, as this will pull in many of
> the dependencies, and you don't have to install those
> first, by hand. If you want to compile, use gmencoder
> for example, and select all options you need (remember
> to do "make config-recursive" before "make install").
>
> Sometimes, you'll find it's easier to begin with a new
> software installation from scratch. Maybe this is a good
> moment to do so. :-)
>
> And a sidenote:
>
> If you intend to use the packages you've build on a
> different system (to install them there), use "make package",
> or much easier with portupgrade or portinstall: use
> the -p option. This will place precompiled (haha)
> binary packages in /usr/ports/packages that you can
> transfer to another system and install with them
> with pkg_add there - VERY handy solution!
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
>

I am trying out portmaster.  Have stuck with command
# portmaster -na > /tmp/portorder.txt

but it is hanging there.  Will go to lunch before doing anything.
Then ready to proceed.

Thanks,

Antonio



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