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Portmanager is like portupgrade but some consider it to be better, because it is written in C (faster than Ruby to perform the same task ), and some prefer the way that it handles the upgrading process. Presently, the port is not under active development.

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Updating All Ports

CAUTION: Please read the /usr/ports/UPDATING before attempting this. At least check the ports that you really need will upgrade without a problem.

To upgrade enter:

# portmanager -u -l

This keeps a log in the /var/log/portmanager.log file.

When resuming enter:

# portmanager -u -l --resume

You may need to run it a few times. Refer to the log and search for any ports which did not fetch and you will have to go and download those and put them in /usr/ports/distfiles directory. Then you can resume. There might even be some ports that have errors when compiling, it maybe best to go and upgrade these manually.

Listing Ports

# portmanager -s

Listing Ports which require updating

# portmanager -s | grep OLD

External Links

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html http://www.paulbeard.org/wordpress/index.php/archives/2005/07/10/annoyances-and-workarounds/

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