portinstall .vs. make install clean

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at sigpipe.cz
Tue Jun 28 11:15:47 GMT 2005

# dom at goodforbusiness.co.uk / 2005-06-26 19:29:27 +0100:
> On Sunday 26 June 2005 19:12, Maher Mohamed wrote:
> > can some tell me what is the difference bitween portinstall and make
> > install clean, and in which way should one portupgrade its ports?
> portinstall is a ruby program which comes with portupgrade which
> you can use to build and install ports. It can do some things which
> you can't do with a simple 'make install'. For example, I often
> use portinstall to create packages for a port and its dependancies.
    As in (make package-recursive)?

    That's not to say that portinstall isn't useful, I use it most of
    the time, FWIW.

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