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Old 05-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Freebsd ports question


I am new to BSD and have been trying freebsd for a few days. The only problem I see is that most ports are outdated. I have been looking at open BSD and wondering if anyone knows if they keep their ports more up to date? Thank's
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The good news is this is well documented in the handbook here: Using the Ports Collection.

One popular method is to use portsnap.

The first time you update your ports tree using portsnap, run:
# portsnap fetch
# portsnap extract
After that, any time you want to update your ports tree using portsnap, run:
# portsnap fetch
# portsnap update
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Thanks for the help...I will give it a try


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