November 24th, 2004, 09:37
This is a rather long but very interesting article on dealing with package upgrading and it touches on many ports topics.

"It turns out that you can completely avoid CVSup and upgrading the ports tree if you want to work strictly with precompiled packages. Here's how to do it on a FreeBSD 5.3 RELEASE system with several applications already installed via precompiled 5.3 RELEASE packages." 4264

BTW, the whole blog is full of useful and fascinating FreeBSD stuff.

November 25th, 2004, 10:58
I access this blog on daily basis. It is very clear written and has many FreeBSD and security topics. (also bought author's book *****)


November 25th, 2004, 11:02
Yeah, I added his RSS feed to my newsreader, and I'm adding his book to my Xmas wish-list!

Why didn't you tell us about it sooner, jeraklo? ;-) [BTW: welcome to SE!]

November 26th, 2004, 04:37
yes, yes, i was lazy bastard... :)

fyi: check this blog latest entries about port/package maintenance. it has many hints how to avoid 'make index' nightmare. (also, author makes some suggestions how to setup your own package builder system)