port upgrade

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Thu Jun 24 17:41:29 PDT 2010

On Jun 24, 2010, at 11:52 AM, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:

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> On 6/24/10 14:15 , Terry Barnum wrote:
>> Thank you Brandon. If you use postfix/dovecot, or any daemon based  
>> port I
>> guess, is it also recommended to manually halt the processes before  
>> doing
>> an upgrade or does port upgrade do that for you?
> Ports doesn't know to stop/start services yet; it leaves that to  
> you, just
> as you have to manually (or quasi-manually) add the appropriate  
> entries to
> launchd.  Stop it manually, start afterward (in test mode if  
> possible).

You might want to see what port upgrade would do and build (not  
install) them before turning off services.

Depending on what will be upgraded your services could be offline for  
a while otherwise.

Build, stop services, install and start services.

// Brad

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