i keep *trying* to move from portupgrade to portmaster

Mike Jakubik mike.jakubik at intertainservices.com
Mon Aug 16 13:50:11 UTC 2010

On 8/13/2010 11:51 AM, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Mike Jakubik
> <mike.jakubik at intertainservices.com>  wrote:

>> 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.
> I can't speak for Doug as to what gets added to portmaster.
> However, as a user of portmaster, I would like to say that just
> because portupgrade (or portmanager, or port-tool-of-the-month) has a
> specific feature, doesn't mean it absolutely needs to be added to
> portmaster.

Im not saying because its in portupgrade it needs to be in portmaster. 
I'm simply saying that it's a useful feature for me, and possibly 
others. It also doesnt make sense to me to have an option to explicitly 
force rebuilds of ports that don't need an update, but have no option to 
disable rebuilds.

> Personally, I can say that in my many years of using port management
> tools (on firewalls, routers, servers, and desktops), I have never had
> a need for a feature like this.

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