Bsd updating binary packages
At this point all old packages have been removed, and latest pacakges have been installed on their place, it works automatically, unless port nam has changed, like with Virtual Box, when its port name changed from emulators/virtualbox into emulators/virtualbox-ose, so the only 'risk' here, is that some packages will not be added automatically.It’s amazing how difficult it can be to find certain things on Google.There are many ways to upgrade Free BSD along with installed packages to the newest version(s), most of them include compilation (buildworld/portmaster), this HOWTO will provide simple and fast way to upgrade Free BSD system without needless compilation.Upgrade if the base system is relatively easy, its about to type 4 commands, read and UNDERSTAND on screen comunicates, if it goes to packages, we will use the fact, that all packages are build to newest version along with newest *-RELEASE version.While I don’t remember precisely what excited me about the original link, I think it had something to do with the fact that pkg_create supports grabbing all of the dependencies in a single, fell swoop.While searching around to see if I could remember why I found this so exciting, I discovered that it’s possible to create a package of all installed ports on the system.Upgrading usually refers to installing a new point release of the base system, and (re)installing all packages.
It is important to understand that Free BSD security support is only available for the base system, not for the ports collection..
It is used to enable freely available software to be configured and built easily on supported platforms.
pkgsrc consists of both a Source distribution and a Binary distribution for these operating systems.
After retrieving the required source or binaries, you can be up and running with pkgsrc in just minutes!
The binary packages that are produced by pkgsrc can be used without having to compile everything from source.