Brandon S Allbery KF8NH
allbery at kf8nh.com
Thu Jun 24 06:29:54 PDT 2010
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On 6/23/10 20:40 , Terry Barnum wrote:
> Is there a best practices way of upgrading ports? As a relatively new
> macports user, I've been reluctant to upgrade postfix and dovecot on
> my production server for fear of something breaking.
(1) Back up /opt/local/etc, or the critical directories therein (postfix)
before upgrading ports. (If you're really paranoid, also the queues
(2) Keep the deactivated old version around (that is, don't use -u).
If something goes pear-shaped, you can recover by reactivating the old
version and if necessary restoring the backed-up configuration directory.
brandon s. allbery [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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