FreeBSD Port: portupgrade-20040529

Roop Nanuwa roop.nanuwa at
Tue Jun 29 22:15:14 PDT 2004

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 00:25:03 -0400, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
<allbery at> wrote:
> Actually, it looks to me like portinstall/portupgrade just issues a
> "make install" for the highest level dependency it can and lets the
> usual port dependency stuff do all the work, so it doesn't
> have control over what happens in between those builds.  I suspect
> changing that would require making portinstall/portupgrade a lot smarter
> (and then potentially having to update them every time
> changes, since it can no longer let do the heavy lifting).

I was worried that would be the case. I looked over the feature set and there
was a line about how the portupgrade tools can follow dependency trees so I
thought there might be a chance it did handle things a bit "smarter".


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