How does portupgrade -ar work?
uwe at laverenz.de
Mon Feb 12 20:25:01 UTC 2007
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 08:30:58PM +0100, Lars Stokholm wrote:
> First of all, is it safe to just use 'portupgrade -a' or should I use
> 'portupgrade -ar'.
'portupgrade -a' is sufficient and in fact is not different from '-ar'
or '-arR'. If you take a look at the source of portupgrade (just read
the script file) you will see that as soon as '-a' is specified, the
options '-r' and '-R' are ignored/switched off.
> Secondly, I've seen people use 'portupgrade -arR', but isn't that
> completely unnessesary?
> updated, and an upgrade was required: libiconv and libslang. Would
> portupgrade be intelligent enough to upgrade both before upgrading slrn
> Are there (other?) problems with using 'portupgrade -ar'?
No, but you can use just '-a', there really is no difference.
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