creating a meta port ports-mgmt/pkg_upgrade

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Tue Dec 1 17:24:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:59 AM, Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at>wrote:

> It has been suggested to me to split pkg_upgrade out of
> sysutils/bsdadminscripts and create a separate port in
> ports-mgmt/pkg_upgrade, because people have difficulty to find
> it, unless they stumble over one of my shameless advertisements.
> This however is not compatible with my plan to share code between
> scripts in the future. Hence the only alternative seems to me,
> a meta port in ports-mgmt/pkg_upgrade that depends on
> sysutils/bsdadminscripts.
> Would such a thing be accepted? I feel sceptical, because it does
> not even depend on several packages and the real solution in my
> opinion would be if people searched the ports tree with
> "make quicksearch cat=ports-mgmt" instead of browsing the file
> system. But they don't and I know of no way making them do it.

You could always split out the common code into a library port, and make
that a dependency for the pkg_upgrade and bsdadminscripts ports.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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