Changeset 33583 for trunk/doc-new


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Jan 30, 2008, 8:52:44 PM (12 years ago)
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markd@…
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Add a section on MacPorts upgrades for sake of clarity and completeness.

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    145145    <note>
    146146      <para>Though a distinction is made between pre-release and release
    147       versions of MacPorts base, the ports collection supports no versioning;
    148       a <link linkend="using.port.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> installs the
    149       latest commits from subversion (at a slight delay).</para>
     147      versions of MacPorts base, the ports collection supports no such
     148      distinction or versioning. The <link
     149      linkend="using.port.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> command installs the
     150      latest port revisions from subversion (at a slight delay), and updates
     151      MacPorts base to the latest released version.</para>
    150152    </note>
    151153
     
    156158      <link linkend="installing.shell">sets the shell environment</link>, and
    157159      runs a <link linkend="using.port.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> operation
    158       to download the ports tree with the latest versions and upgrade MacPorts
    159       base to the latest point release.</para>
     160      to update the ports tree and MacPorts base with the latest
     161      release.</para>
    160162
    161163      <orderedlist>
     
    231233    </section>
    232234
     235    <section id="installing.upgrade">
     236      <title>MacPorts Upgrade</title>
     237
     238      <para>MacPorts base upgrades are performed automatically (when a newer
     239      release is available) during a <link
     240      linkend="using.port.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> operation. To upgrade
     241      a copy of MacPorts that was installed from source to the newer release
     242      of the source code, simply repeat the <link
     243      linkend="installing.source">source install</link> with the newer version
     244      of the MacPorts source code.</para>
     245    </section>
     246
    233247    <section id="installing.uninstalling">
    234248      <title>Uninstall</title>
     
    268282    described below. Those <link linkend="installing.source">installing
    269283    MacPorts from source code</link> must modify their environment manually
    270     using the rules below as a guide. </para>
     284    using the rules below as a guide.</para>
    271285
    272286    <note>
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