i keep *trying* to move from portupgrade to portmaster

Sandra Kachelmann s.kachelmann at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 6 08:58:23 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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
> there.

Please don't take this wrong but IMO it's way too overdocumented for
normal users that don't actually read bsd.ports.mk before breakfast


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