portmaster-with-package-support release candidate available for testing

Dima Panov fluffy at fluffy.khv.ru
Wed Dec 2 02:41:59 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 02 December 2009 08:44:44 Doug Barton wrote:
> Howdy!
> 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
> http://dougbarton.us/portmaster-proposal.html
> 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.
> --packages-build
> 	For packages that are ONLY listed as build dependencies for the ports
> being updated in this run, download packages if available.
> --delete-build-only
> 	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.
> --packages-if-newer
> 	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.
> --always-fetch
> 	If we are using packages download a new one even if there is an
> up-to-date version already on the local file system.

Doug, haw about missed feature (portupgrade had this earlier)? 
If -r (recursive) flag present, after upgrade package repack all depended on him.

This feature very useful when packqage repository used to deploy packages on another 

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