Versions in ports

Rainer Müller raimue at
Tue Sep 15 10:06:27 PDT 2015

On 2015-09-15 12:18, Artur Szostak wrote:
>> If there is any documentation advocating upgrading individual
>> ports, or especially documentation advocating downgrading a port,
>> please send us the URL so that we can correct the information.
> How about the manpage. When looking at the description of the upgrade
> command there is not a single notice or disclaimer that upgrading an
> individual port is not recommended because it can lead to problems. I
> would also expect it to mention that the standard way to upgrade is
> always: port upgrade outdated 

Sounds like a good improvement. Actually, the next 2.x release will
feature a new documentation system with a separate man page for each of
the commands. For example, the current trunk versions of the port(1) and
port-upgrade(1) man pages can be viewed in the repository [1,2].

If you have an idea how to incorporate this information, you are very
welcome to submit patches for the documentation (just text would be okay
as well, formatting is the easy part).

For the man pages, we switched to AsciiDoc syntax, so editing should be
quite easy now. Updating the guide is a bit more cumbersome as it is
written in DocBook XML, but the README at [3] has at least some pointers
on how to check for syntax errors.



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