portmaster is not always recursive

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at quip.cz
Mon Sep 7 20:18:48 UTC 2009

Doug Barton wrote:


>> So the last thought is some new option for portmaster to force 
>> reinstall of all intermediate dependencies between A and E, even if 
>> there are no updates for them.
> The -f option already does this.
>> Thank you again for you explanation of the problem. It is really 
>> educational to me.

I know about -f, but it "always" forces update of dependencies. I mean 
something "inteligent" to do update of intermediate dependencies only in 
case when some bottom dependency will be updated.

It is just an idea...

Miroslav Lachman

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