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FreeBSD + Gnome 2 - command 'update-packages' is not known

Discussion in 'GNOME' started by drp, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. drp

    drp New Member

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    When using System > Administration > Software Update, I keep getting this message:
    "command 'update-packages' is not known"
    I tried "make deinstall" and "make reinstall" for the packagekit port, and it has made no difference. I have procfs mounted, also.
     
  2. jsa@

    jsa@ New Member Developer

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    AJ-BSD, demo and drp thank for this.
  3. mechanic

    mechanic New Member

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    As I understand it, upgrading ports doesn't update installed packages though does it? Neither does freebsd-update. So how to update stuff installed as packages? This software update tool indicates lots of outdated packages are installed.
     
  4. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Handbook: Chapter 24 Updating and Upgrading FreeBSD
     
  5. mechanic

    mechanic New Member

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    The pkg_upgrade script in bsdadminscripts seems to do the job nicely!
     
  6. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    To the system, the difference between ports and packages does not exist; the only difference lies in how they're installed, but they end up in the exact same places. You can treat installed packages as ports, and upgrade them using the ports tree with tools like portmaster or portupgrade. Those tools can also be forced to work with packages only (the -PP option).
     
    BJwojnowski thanks for this.