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Old 15th May 2009
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Originally Posted by maxrussell View Post
What I'm searching for now is the quickest /easiest way to update my installed ports and packages - not the tree, the actuall installs.
You can use ports-mgmt/portupgrade or ports-mgmt/portmaster. I personally prefer portupgrade(8) since it can do some very complicated operations and still tends to have more presence in documentations (like /usr/ports/UPDATING). Many people have grown fond of portmaster(8), however, since it is a shell script and requires no other languages or databases to be installed. There are a few other ports management systems out there, but the two I mentioned are IMO the best ones to stick with at least for support sake.

The FreeBSD Handbook gives a run down of both portupgrade and portmaster.
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