portmanager or portupgrade?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 21 17:00:28 UTC 2007


On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 07:45:54AM -0500, Eric wrote:
> n j wrote:
<snip>
> >first off, I'm looking for a ports upgrading solution on my box, not
> >trying to start a religious debate over which one is better. I'm
> >interested in hearing what other FreeBSD admins are using and, if
> >possible, why they prefer one over the other. I have some experience
> >with portupgrade only, but I see more and more people talk about
> >portmanager, so I thought it would be good to hear what others use.
<snip>
> i have used them all and I think portmaster is the best of the 3 
> choices, at least for my needs/machines.

I second that.

> It has no dependencies as well, which, to me, is a plus. 

And no database that can be corrupted.

> It is simple to use and has a lot of options should they be
> needed. One really nice feature is that all the options for ports are
> set at the beginning of the process. this basically allows you to set
> your config options up front and then let it compile away. 

This is definitely one of the better features of portmaster.

> In the end its all a matter of what you like. Try them all and see what 
> one you like for how you manage your boxes.  For me, its portmaster all 
> the way. it hasnt let me down yet and I havent seen a need to keep the 
> other 2 around once i was familiar with portmaster.

One feature that might be nice to have is a kind of intelligent restart if one
of the ports in a dependency chain fails. 

Roland
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