i keep *trying* to move from portupgrade to portmaster

Mike Jakubik mike.jakubik at intertainservices.com
Fri Aug 13 15:47:48 UTC 2010

On 8/12/2010 5:32 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> I tried portmaster for myself and im wondering how to get the
>> functionality of "portupgrade lib\*", meaning update all libraries
>> that need updating. With "portmaster lib\*" it tries to update and
>> rebuild all libraries, how can i tell portmaster to only update what
>> needs updating? I can't find such an option in the man page, there is
>> an option to always rebuild but no option to never rebuild. There is
>> also -i, but it's a pain in the ass to manually select y/n for all
>> libraries. Am i not seeing something in the man page?
> No, you're not missing anything. The default behavior for portmaster is
> to upgrade everything you specify on the command line.
> Something like this would probably work:
> portmaster `pkg_version -Ivl\< | grep ^lib | cut -f1 -d\<`
> hth,
> Doug

Thanks for the info. Do you think this may be a usefull feature for 
other users coming from portupgrade though? If there is an option to 
always rebuild, one would think there would be an opposite option too.


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