FreeBSD binary package upgrades
Say you're doing something strange.. like updating from 6.4-RELEASE to 6.4-RELEASE-p3.. maybe you're even
using freebsd-update(8).. awkward, eh?
Well, say you want to also update your ports, but you just got away without rebuilding kernel/userland and
would like to do the same for ports.. not possible you say? -- neat trick follows:
# export PKG_SITES="ftp://ftp.freebsd.org//pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/" # portupgrade -arRP (Now its time to listen to some music or have breakfast..)
This will, in theory, fetch any binary packages it can from $PACKAGESITE (adjust to your needs), while also
opting to build them from ports (so make sure you update it.. via portsnap(8)?) if a binary copy can't be
Failing the above; I had some success editing '/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf' and adding the following to the
Don't ask why it needs two '/'s, it isn't obvious to me, either.
Good luck, this seems somehow not very well documented.
Jontow 03:12, 9 April 2009 (EDT)