Should I update/updgrade/stay?

Grant orbman at
Tue Jun 1 10:52:34 BST 2004

Kevin O'Connor wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: freebsd-users-admin at [mailto:freebsd-users-
>>admin at] On Behalf Of Matthew Seaman
>>Sent: 31 May 2004 21:17
>>To: Kevin O'Connor
>>Cc: 'Grant'; freebsd-users at
>>Subject: Re: Should I update/updgrade/stay?
>>On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 07:51:37PM +0100, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
>>>Read this article on portupgrade to find out how to use it after you
>>>have upgraded your ports. NB it has a problem upgrading it's self so
>>>make sure you have the up to date version installed, if not deinstall
>>>and install the lastest version
>>Yes -- an excellent article, well worth reading.
>>I take issue with saying that portupgrade has problems upgrading
>>itself though.  That simply isn't the case in my experience.  Upgrades
>>to portupgrade have always gone in very smoothly -- there was one just
>>the other day.
>>Portupgrade did have a real problem a few months ago handling the
>>upgrade of ruby-1.6 to ruby-1.8 (ruby is the language portupgrade is
>>written in).  There was a rather long-winded procedure added to
>>/usr/ports/UPDATING explaining how to make it all work (search for the
>>20040226 datestamp).  But that's irrelevant if this is the first time
>>you're installing anything that uses ruby and you've got a recent copy
>>of the ports tree.
>>	Cheers,
>>	Matthew
>I speak only as I've found it, every time portupgrade has tried to
>upgrade it's self I've encountered a failure both with 4.9 and 5.21.
>I've never had a problem with upgrading all the other ports I use.
>Perhaps I need to review my initial procedures for installing cvsup and
>portupgrade. I'll investigate further on my next clean build
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hey all!


I got ports to update... and i told it to upgrade what is installed... 
*most* of it upgraded without any problems, but i have noticed a 
problem, once i upgraded the ports "portupgrade" disappeared and wouldnt 
work, so i went and did a make install again, but it told me it was 
allready installed, which it was before the upgrade.

so it told me to do a make deinstall or a make reinstall, the reinstall 
didnt work, so i had to deinstall then make install, is this normal for 
a port update/upgrade? i also had to do it for expat for apache to 
upgrade, is there a way i can make it more automated?

but most of the packages upgraded perfect, the command i used was 
"portupgrade -arR" which was meant to satisfy the dependancys? or have i 
got the wrong option?

Thank again.

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