i keep *trying* to move from portupgrade to portmaster

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 6 08:06:26 UTC 2010

On 08/06/2010 00:24, Sandra Kachelmann wrote:
> I've been using ports-mgmt/portupgrade pretty much ever since it
> started to exist. Unfortunately portupgrade seems to be pretty much
> "abandonware" so I've been told to move on to portmaster. Despite the
> very long manpage I can't seem to be able to achieve the following
> thing with portmaster:
> $ portupgrade --batch -a

Someone who has used portupgrade and is familiar with exactly what
--batch does can probably help you with that bit, but I'm sure by now
you've figured out that portmaster has a -a feature.

Meanwhile, go get a $BEVERAGE, get comfortable, and actually _read_ the
portmaster man page, don't just skim through it. I put a lot of effort
into explain what portmaster does, how it does it, and also WHY it does
things the way it does. Most (if not all) of your questions are answered

> If I issue this command I know exactly that I can go out, have a
> drink, cook some dinner and unlock my workstation the next day and
> find that everything completed unless a port failed to build.

You should be able to accomplish this with portmaster.




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