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. Today, I was installing Apache 2.4, My SQL 5.5, and PHP 5.5 (php55-5.5.11) on newly installed system.I've done this kind of installation many times on Linux so I didn't expect much of problems. Apache and My SQL installation were straight forward and had no problem.Two things recently happened to me: I fell in love with Free BSD and I got a new job (and will be moving to Malaysia very soon!) At the new job I will mostly be dealing with Perl and, considering it's not the language I'm most familiar with, I was looking for a small project to practice it. It's a web feed that keeps track of the /usr/ports/UPDATING file. Due to PKGORIGIN limitation, we cannot build one python port with python27 and the other with python33 since they require different setuptools versions which have same PKGORIGIN.
Adding the -v option will direct portmaster to be a bit more forthcoming about what it’s doing.This file describes various issues and additional steps users may encounter and need to perform when updating a port, including such things as file format changes, changes in locations of configuration files, or other such incompatibilities with previous versions.The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. They do just that — convert UPDATING files into web feeds which can be added into a news aggregator / rss reader of your choice.These feeds are maintained by Alexander Kojevnikov, you can contact him by email.