You're running a prerelease of 7.1, which means that it's not ready for production use.
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I find it a lot easier than having to resolve cross-dependencies and changed library versions and such across a zillion binary packages. Net BSD uses a different model for doing the system builds.
Open BSD tends to be much more in favor of reinstalls, at least for major version changes.
I've already thrown portmanager out the window because it takes literally days to compile and upgrade one package(Opera in this case) :mad:. Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-PRERELEASE from update1. The closest thing I found on google was some key errors but no solutions and the folks in #freebsd weren't too helpful either (Probably because I entered in on one of their linsux rants :roll:).
The problem I'm getting with freebsd-update is that I'll try freebsd-update fetch and it returns "Looking up update. If any body has a solution I would be greatly appreciative :)So I've come back to Free BSD again after a while and I have to say it's a great system but some of the problems I've been getting make me wonder whether I should just go back to Net BSD despite it's own various shortcomings (flash, Xfree86 by default, mp3 playback).
portmaster is nothing more than a shell script (albeit a quite elegant and powerful one), written in /bin/sh.