ports upgrade

Frank Shute frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Sun Nov 23 18:41:19 GMT 2003

On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 06:36:00PM +0100, Frans Diergaarde wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to upgrade the ports collection.
> Is it preferable to do a rm -rf /usr/ports before upgrading?

Not unless there's something wrong with your ports tree, it will mean
downloading a lot more when you run cvsup if you delete it.

> Must i do something next after CVSup ports.cvs?

Assuming ports.cvs is your supfile and it's OK, not really.

You're probably best off using:

# cvsup -L 2 ports.cvs

to get some logging.

If you haven't installed portupgrade then do so. There's a good
article on it at:


where Henrik's question about finding out what ports need upgrading is
also answered; you might want to upgrade yours too.



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