FreeBSD Port: portupgrade-20040529

Roger Merritt mcrogerm at
Wed Jun 30 00:52:27 PDT 2004

At 12:14 PM 6/30/04, you wrote:
>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".

Excuse me, but whatever happened to portsclean? I thought that was the part 
of the portupgrade suite you were supposed to use from time to time to 
clean the working directories and unused/obsolete shared libraries.


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