FreeBSD needs fresh Blood!

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Mar 7 04:17:27 UTC 2011

On 03/06/2011 17:59, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Mar 2011, Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 03/06/2011 16:40, Olivier Smedts wrote:
>>> Could you use "pkg_version -vL =" for your purpose ? It's a base
>>> system tool and doesn't need INDEX.
>> If all you want to know is what ports need updating, portmaster has an
>> option for that. There is also an alias to abbreviate the output in
>> the man page.
> pkg_version is somewhat faster.

True, but 'portmaster -L' (with a ports tree) gives you more 
information. Such as when ports you have installed have been DEPRECATED 
or MOVED. :) 'portmaster -L --index-only' is very competitive in terms 
of wall clock time with any other method.



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