My dports upgrade experience

Since there’s a newer set of dports binary packages uploaded, I thought I’d spend my weekend upgrading, to catch up.

‘pkg upgrade’

And that was it.  Well, not really.  I had to dump and restore my Postgres databases, cause of the switch from 9.0 to 9.2 as default.  I had to build php5 from source to get the Apache module.  Those two things together took longer than the entire download and upgrade of the rest of my system – some ~200 packages?

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3 Comments on My dports upgrade experience


  1. Zoey4ever says:

    You’re still using the mod_php5 apache module? You don’t have to with fastcgi and php-cgi…

  2. Justin says:

    Zoey4ever – what would I need to install/do for that? i.e. could it be done with existing binary packages so that I can skip building from source?

  3. Zoey4ever says:

    Hm… seems like it’s not so easy until PHP’s fpm is not experimental anymore (and thus, build by default). When that happens it should be a piece of cake, see