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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:03:35 +0700
From:      Roger Merritt <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Upgrading the Portupgrade port
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At 02:56 AM 12/27/02, you wrote:
>On Thursday 26 December 2002 03:35 am, Philip J. Koenig wrote:
> > Once upon a time it was said that one of the cool things about
> > Portupgrade, was that you could use it to upgrade itself.
> > ("portupgrade -{|r|R} portupgrade")
> >
> > But this never worked for me - caused all sorts of weird Ruby and
> > dependency problems, orphaned Ruby shim thingies, etc.
> >
> > So I got into the habit of completely removing Portupgrade and
> > everything associated with it including all the Ruby stuff, and
> > reinstalling them all, in order to upgrade. (it was the only way that
> > worked for me)
> >
> > Have things improved in the meantime?  Is there an easy way to
> > upgrade Portupgrade without removing everything and re-installing?  I
> > currently have the 20020706 version installed.
>You version is so far back that the upgrade is hopeless. You have things
>that no long exist as parts of portupgrade and your version can't deal
>with that. It is easier if you delete the portupgrade, ruby-*,
>pkg_tartup, and what ever is left and reinstall it.
>FWIW, it works flawlessly now. I just recently upgraded to the 1216
>version by using "portupgrade -rpuf ruby".

Just out of curiosity, wouldn't 'portupgrade -rR portupgrade' work as well?


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