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Updating packages Doubts
Hi there guys.
I've got some doubts about upating packages.
I'd like and adivce about what's the best option or less risky to update
Reading the docs, make update seems to be dangerous, cuz it deinstall
all and reinstall the port again. Last night I tried to update for
example Gconf, then, make update downloaded the new package from the
repo, start compiling it, and then started to dowload LOTS of packages
which were not installed before, so, what's that? werent the dependecies
installed when Gconf was installed for the first time?.
Then, what happen if something goes wrong? if make update while updating
breaks because of something.
I tried to use pkg_ckh, but it seems to update ALL in one pass, I need
something more practical like in , for example FreeBSD, where I can tell
WHICH package I want to use, like the portupgrade utillity, which
downloads the package, starts compilling it, and THEN, if there is no
error it updates the packages, but maka update seems to work the other
way, it start deinstalling it first, and do not know how to go back if
something blows up.
The pking seemed to be a good options, but it seems it uses its own
database to record the packages installed, so, *pkgin list* doesnt list
the packages I installed before.
I'm worry about all of this because, if I leave with a desktop unusable,
In the worst of the cases I can reinstall it, but with a server, I
cannot afford to to that.
So, I'm lost and confused.
Any avdice/hint welcome.
Thanks for your time and support
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