portmaster -r vs. ports/UPDATING

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 25 09:01:22 UTC 2011

On 08/25/2011 01:58, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Am 24.08.2011 23:51, schrieb Doug Barton:
>> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:38:50 -0500
>> ajtiM <lumiwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> My system:  FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p1
>>> I did:
>>>  portmaster -r libnotify-0.\*
>>> libproxy-0.\* portmaster -a   
>> It's not clear to me exactly what you were trying to accomplish there,
>> but a few notes ....
>> The -r option can only be run for one port at a time.
> Doug,
> the user probably stuck to a ports/UPDATING entry, 20110823, written by
> gnome@ (cc'd).

Yes, that's apparent, and quite unfortunate.

> (Do we need to audit ports/UPDATING altogether for such misdirections?)

I just fixed the libnotify entry, and searched down some of the more
recent entries and didn't see any other similar problems.

> Perhaps this behaviour could change in a future version of portmaster,

Patches are always welcome.


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