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    cvsup ports tree ???


    two questions,
    1. how do I cvsup my ports tree
    2. Is it possible to just cvsup the ports without cvsup the core system / kernel etc. I actually don't want to do a make world and so forth since I don't want my webserver to go down.

    I only want to upgrade some software running on it, like postfix, proftp, apache.

    I'm running freebsd 4.3-Release

    thanx

    Marc
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    1) buildworld and upgrade to 4.4-STABLE, then cvsup your ports tree.

    >> Is it possible to just cvsup the ports without cvsup the core system

    Yes but unreliable and not recommended. You need to install /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade

    >> since I don't want my webserver to go down

    Not a good excuse. Further, while building world, all daemons can be up and running like usual. You just need a reboot after buildworld + recompile your kernel and that's the only moment your webserver will go down.

    If you consider yourself a FreeBSD user (like telling others, hey I run FreeBSD box and I am proud of myself ), you need this essential step - buildworld. If you haven't tried to buildworld, do not tell anyone that you are running a FreeBSD box, you don't deserve to be a FreeBSD user.

    So do it now since you will have to do this sooner or later anyway, if you continue to use FreeBSD.
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    Ok, thanx, I personally haven't cvsupped my system yet and I really need to do it. Even though the system has been up and running for a while now without any problems. I heard you had to go to single user mode to buildworld. I'll just go and read the handbook very thoroughly so I can upgrade my system.

    Thanx.

    Marc van Duivenvoorde
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    >> I heard you had to go to single user mode to buildworld

    Not at all.

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