I have a hopefully simple question. I am looking for a way to update my
current applications to the versions in the last port tree download I did.
I have tried to simply install the port over the top, since I didn't see a
make directive that looked like upgrade or update. This worked not-so-good,
I ended up with both the old and the new version of the port showing in a
pkg_info. Not the ideal. I looked around in the manual for info on
upgrading but I didn't see it. Only installing and removeing. Is there
some way to update a ported application automagicly. It's a real b%^$# to
navigate the dependency trees if you need to remove a package that 5 other
packages depend on.
Also are there any indications of how they plan to handle those nifty binary
patches? They show up as an installed package even when you upgrade to the
latest version of the OS. Is it safe to remove them now, or will that end
up killing something vital?