Should I update/updgrade/stay?

Kevin O'Connor kevin at
Mon May 31 21:38:36 BST 2004

>-----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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