Bsd ports updating

The versions of software discussed in this post are as follows: Okay, let’s get started.

All commands are issued as the root user or by simulating the root user by using the command Now that the Ports Collection has been updated and portmaster installed, let’s check the installed ports against the updated Ports Collection to see whether any installed ports need to be updated.

You can (and should) run the -stable branch of ports on either a -release or -stable system, but the -current branch will only work on -current.

You can export the PKG_PATH variable in your ~/.profile or /etc/so you don't have to type it every time.

The portmaster utility is a simple yet powerful tool for updating your ports.

2014-06-04 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 040 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/11/01 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.

Open BSD's -stable ports tree is frozen on a per-version basis, other than for security updates or important fixes.

This means that you can't get the latest version of a port if it's been committed to the -current tree but didn't make it in time for the release.

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