Portupgrade (vs. Portmanager) question
jayobrien at att.net
Sun Mar 27 19:08:59 PST 2005
Alec Berryman wrote:
> Jay O'Brien on 2005-03-27 18:20:00 -0800:
>>Now, pkg_info says I have 10 packages installed; added were ezm3,
>>gettext, gmake, libiconv, libtool, portupgrade,ruby and ruby18. If
>>these all required to make portupgrade or perl work, where is that
> They are required to build and run portupgrade. If you do a 'make search
> name=portupgrade' from /usr/ports, it will list all the dependencies.
>>PS.. I tried to install portmanager again, and this time it got the
>>files immediately and installed fine. It took about a minute, not two
>>hours. It reports that all my ports are up to date. Whew.
> That's because portupgrade did all the work :) If you had run
> portmanager before running portupgrade, you would have seen something
> similar - portmanager taking two hours and portupgrade taking almost
> no time at all.
Thanks, I searched the FreeBSD Handbook for "dependency" and didn't find any
reference to "make search". I guess it is one of those things that once you
know about it you don't have to look for it any more. Unfortunately a lot
of the documentation I can review is written for those folks who already
know the answers.
Thanks for the heads up on 'make search', even if I can't find a complete
description of the command. I find that it is referenced in the manual,
I see that several of the packages that were installed aren't listed in the
dependencies for portupgrade. Only the two ruby programs are listed.
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