portsclean -CDD oddness

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 9 17:31:55 UTC 2010

On 11/09/2010 06:28, Jimmie James wrote:
>> On 11/03/2010 23:46, Doug Barton wrote:

>> portupgrade was updated today, I imagine to resolve this issue.
> Yes, the update $FreeBSD: ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade/Makefile,v 1.259
> 2010/11/08 07:56:14 stas Exp $ has fixed the issue of removing all
> distfiles.
> Thank you!

Don't thank me, thank stas. :)

> Once I migrate this 7.3-STABLE to the latest 8.x branch, I'm planning on
> using portmaster. I have a bit of a Bad Feeling about making the switch
> with 1217 ports installed. I'm just waiting on getting my backup drive
> returned to me.

FYI, portmaster is completely ignorant about the scope of your installed 
ports ... it only takes into account the things you tell it to work on, 
whether that's one port or hundreds. And my understanding about 
portupgrade is that if something gets updated without it that on the 
next update of the database it takes that into account and then keeps on 
working just fine. But (honestly) I'm not trying to talk you into 
anything. :)  Portupgrade is a fine tool, and I never have regarded 
portmaster as being "in competition" with it.

Meanwhile, with 1200+ ports (yikes!) IMO you definitely do not want to 
try an in-place upgrade over a major OS version update. You might want 
to install portmaster and look in the man page at the end for the 
recommended "major version upgrade" procedure, especially if you plan to 
give portmaster a try on the new system.

> You've helped a lot Doug, it's really appreciated, cheers!

My pleasure.



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