Keeping Ports and Packages Synchronized

Thierry Thomas thierry at
Fri Jul 27 05:29:54 UTC 2007

Le Ven 27 jul 07 à  3:44:32 +0200, Doug Barton <dougb at>
 écrivait :
> Kurt Abahar wrote:

> > 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.

Michel Talon's pkgupgrade attempt to solve this problem: see

Th. Thomas.
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