Portmaster | exclude port update(s)

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 17:06:18 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Jos Chrispijn <ports at webrz.net> wrote:
> If I want to exclude a port being updated in portupgrade, I define that in
> /etc/pkgtools.conf.
> How can I do this for portmaster? I read about an IGNOREME parameter, but
> that is on the command line?

# touch /var/db/pkg/<portname>/+IGNOREME

After that, anytime portmaster runs and <portname> is included in the
list of ports to update, a message will appear asking if you want to
skip that port because it has +IGNOREME set.

It's not 100% automated (as in always skip), but it works really well.
 The question acts as a reminder that you set that, in case you ever
forget.  :)

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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