Linked by Corey Holcomb-Hockin on Wed 5th Nov 2003 19:48 UTC
FreeBSD I've been using computers since I was quite young and have been using Unixlike OSes for about two years. Most of my life I've used Macs and only started using Windows and Unixlike OSes recently for programming. I'm good at learning OSes as long as they are documented. I've been using FreeBSD for about a year and a half.
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RE: Updating ports via packages
by anemone on Wed 5th Nov 2003 21:53 UTC

You can use portupgrade with option -arRPP if you want to update your installed ports using only packages. (See 'man portupgrade'.) Using only packages you don't get the latest software and you also lose the possibility to optimize your system via make.conf (like explained in the article). If you use FreeBSD on the desktop, I would recommend you to first install just the base system from CD, then tweak make.conf, and then build everything else - including XFree - from the ports tree. This way you'll get a notably snappier desktop.