December 27th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Originally Posted by CyBerHigh
I have read about using make world and such to upgrade. I am wondering if portupgrade is a safer way to do it or if I should be using the make world and such. Or do they update differant things?
They update completely different things.
* make world and friends upgrade the base OS system that you installed from the CD (or via FTP or whatever). This means, it will upgrade the kernel, device drivers, system utilities, commands, C compiler etc. (basically, things under /bin, /sbin, /etc, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /dev). It does not touch anything that you installed via ports or packages.
* portupgrade is used to update only the software that you installed via ports/packages (usually, software installed from ports/packages are installed under /usr/local tree). It doesn't touch the OS part of things at all.
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