portmaster and BROKEN ports

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Mar 26 15:28:58 PDT 2008

Willy Picard wrote:

> portupgrade simply ignores BROKEN ports during a "portupgrade -a". I am not even
> asking about a similar behaviour for portmaster. I wanted just to ask if an
> option allows to do the same. If no such an option exists, I think that its
> addition to the functionality of portmaster may be worth considering.

I think it's important for users to know when their ports go into a 
BROKEN state, so ignoring them is not an option. If a user actually 
wants to ignore a port that is BROKEN, the +IGNOREME mechanism is 
available, as you pointed out.



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