Keeping Ports and Packages Synchronized

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Jul 27 01:44:35 UTC 2007

Kurt Abahar wrote:
> --- Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
>> Maybe you can describe in more detail what you're
>> trying to
>> accomplish. Leave out potential solutions, just
>> describe what your
>> goal is.
> I have a lot of ports installed and it takes a lot of
> time to compile them. Therefore, I'm trying to use
> packages as much as possible. After updating the ports
> tree using portsnap, portupgrade looks for packages
> that don't exist yet. Basically, my goal is to avoid
> this and have the ports tree update to a state for
> which packages have already been built.

Ok, that's what I was afraid you were asking for. No such facility
exists, and I don't imagine anyone creating one any time soon because
it would be VERY hard to accomplish for a large number of reasons.

> I apologize if I can't explain it very clearly,
> English isn't my native language.

Your description was perfect, it was my understanding of it that
needed help. :)




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