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Re: How to upgrade?

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:08:59 -0400 Greg Troxel wrote:
> Daniel Vergien <> writes:
>   Use pkg_chk to make a list of packages you have installed (pkg_chk -g)
>   Trim the list down to what you actually want.
>   Delete all of them.
>   pkg_chk -ask -C my-pkgchk.conf
>     alternatively, add binary packages
>   [This approach works well, but there's a period when you have no packages.]

You may also want to accompany this method with pkgtools/pkg_comp and
prebuild all packages you might need - updating via binary packages
is much quicker. Also, if you still have old binary packages available,
you can install them and try the upgrade process without any damage to
your working environment.


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