portmaster deletes failed ports

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Sep 8 21:53:40 UTC 2006

On Sep 8, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> Craig Boston wrote:
>> Though I still think "leaf ports" and "root ports" should be  
>> listed together.
> I have gone back and forth on that a few times myself. Does anyone  
> else have an opinion?

Whether a port is a leaf port or not does not seem especially  
important to me.

Whether a port has been installed explicitly by the user or whether  
it has been installed as a build-time or runtime dependencies is  
important, especially as time passes and the dependencies change.

I will always want to have all of the ports I've explicitly installed  
present & updated, and I will always want the runtime dependencies  
for those ports installed & updated as needed, but I'd be happier to  
have outdated dependencies that aren't needed anymore be deleted  
rather than updated.

>> PS, in case I haven't said it before, many thanks to Doug for  
>> writing portmaster!
> Thanks for the kind words!

I'm not using portmaster yet, as portupgrade has worked OK for me  
thus far, but I would second Craig's opinion, and I would suspect  
that I'm going to try switching over soon.


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