i keep *trying* to move from portupgrade to portmaster

Mike Jakubik mike.jakubik at intertainservices.com
Tue Aug 17 20:08:30 UTC 2010

On 8/16/2010 4:29 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 8/16/2010 6:49 AM, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> 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.
> I guess my question is what is the use case that portmaster doesn't
> already cover? You can specify a list of ports on the command line, or
> you can use the -i option with a wider glob, or even -a. There is also
> the +IGNOREME file option; all of these are described in the man page.

I guess my approach to updates with portupgrade does not apply well to 
portmaster since portupgrade does not update dependencies by default. On 
a sliglty out of date box i would start updating dependencies such as 
libraries (portupgrade lib\*) before i would do the actual programs, and 
this would only update what needed an update instead of rebuilding 
everything. I just never felt comfortable for some reason using the -R 
option in portupgrade. You are probably right that this is not needed, 
i'll just have to change my habbits. Sorry for the noise, and thanks for 
the work on this port.

> I think it's pretty obvious what my preference is, but if you can
> demonstrate the need I'm willing to consider it.
> Doug

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