portmaster-with-package-support release candidate available for
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 1 22:44:45 UTC 2009
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I'm very excited to announce that what I hope to be the final version
of the new portmaster with package support is now available for
testing. I've done quite a bit of regression testing myself, but the
last time I posted about the beta version several people were kind
enough to give it a go and I got several really good suggestions. It
would be really great if more users could give this version a try
before I commit it to the actual port.
You can find the information on accessing the svn version at
A more-or-less complete list of the new features:
- -P|--packages, -PP|--packages-only
Basically like the portupgrade features to try downloading a package
first then build it if no package is available, or use only packages.
For packages that are ONLY listed as build dependencies for the ports
being updated in this run, download packages if available.
For packages/ports that are ONLY listed as build dependencies for the
ports being updated in this run, delete them when the run is over.
This is a modifier to -P|-PP. Use the package if newer than what's
installed (or the same as what's installed with -f) even if it's not
the most recent version according to the ports tree.
If we are using packages download a new one even if there is an
up-to-date version already on the local file system.
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