Topic: two questions about ports
I've been running FreeBSD a little over a year, and I am still coming to grips with some of the nuances of working with ports.
First, I need to recompile postfix with certain options. However, when I run "install make clean" it appears to use a previous configuration, rather than displaying the curses dialog where I can modify the compile options. I have poked around the postfix port dir, but it is not immediately obvious what is causing this behaviour.
Second, one of the ports is not up to date. On another forum, one of the program's devs told me he would send a note to the maintainer asking him to update it. What is the easiest way to find out if a port has been updated? Should I run cvsup (nightly) or is there another way? I am running portaudit, so I get notified of security updates, but I am curious how others manage non-security-related updates.