how to update ports tree and use synth

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Wed May 24 09:37:51 PDT 2017

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:11 AM, Aaron LI <aly at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-05-24 at 09:48 -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> Dear folks,
>> I decided to try synth and update from ports.  It is an awesome tool!
>> I like it.  However, I do not know how to update the ports tree, do I
>> use like
>> # portsnap fetch extract
>> or does synth take care of that automagically?
> Since the `/usr/dports` is just a Git repo, so I think the best way to keep it
> updated is just doing:
> # cd /usr/dports && git pull
> And `portsnap` is a FreeBSD-specific tool, and it shouldn't work on DFly.
> Cheers,
> --
> Aly

So I update the dports tree using git and then use synth to update packages?

eightcoreF104# cd /usr/dports/
eightcoreF104# git pull
Already up-to-date.

This means I am updated, but the packages that failed to build?



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