Bsd ports updating

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To utilize the ports collection on an Open BSD server, you will first need to retrieve the gz tar archive for the release of Open BSD you are using.The archive is located on the Open BSD installation CDs and the Open BSD FTP servers.

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Updating from Wed Aug 6 EDT 2008 to Sat Aug 30 EDT 2008.

This post will describe how to use portmaster, a utility for updating installed ports.

portmaster is nothing more than a shell script (albeit a quite elegant and powerful one), written in /bin/sh.

Each installed port will be listed in one of these categories along with whether the port has a revised version available: contains all the last minute notes on all of the ports in the Ports Collection and documents, where applicable, some of the problems you may encounter when updating, and/or additional features or options that may be available.

Follow the instructions contained in ) before “deinstalling” the existing port, allowing those libraries to potentially be restored if there are any incompatibility issues between the new port and the installed libraries.

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