Portupgrade -af question

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at fastmail.fm
Wed Oct 27 14:08:39 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 02:34 pm, Zoltan Frombach wrote:

< cut for clarity >

Zoltan - you started this thread and now I'm curious, was your 
question answered?

You do know that `portupgrade -af -P` is the same as `portupgrade 
-afP`, and that what it's saying is: force an upgrade of all 
installed packages using packages if available, otherwise build the 
packages from the ports? 

I'm also curious as to why you just do not use /etc/libmap.conf, 
instead of rebuilding all installed packages, that would be even 
faster. Just rebuild the ones that are necessary to be rebuilt 
right away and let the others go until `portversion -vL=`  says the 
installed package needs updating.

Here's another thing to consider: a lot of the prebuilt packages are 
not uptodate (maybe most are now, but I doubt if every one is), if 
you install those, you've still got the problem of packages built 
with out of date library dependencies.


Donald J. O'Neill
donaldj1066 at fastmail.fm

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