pkgng and portmaster

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sat Jan 12 10:12:40 UTC 2013

On 12/01/2013 09:21, Joel Dahl wrote:
> Hi,
> # pkg version | grep "<"
> ca_root_nss-3.14	<
> git-		<
> subversion-1.7.7_1	<
> # portmaster -a
> ===>>> All ports are up to date
> Huh?
> Running HEAD from Dec 29.

pkg version can use any of the ports index, checking the ports tree
directly or checking the configured repository catalogue to find out
what the current versions of ports are.  If you don't express a
preference by using one of the -I -P or -R arguments, then pkg version
will check in /usr/ports directly, or failing that, the repository

portmaster similarly can use the ports index, or check directly in the
ports tree.  Or, in fact, both.  It generally defaults to using the
ports index -- although settings in portmasterrc can override this.

So, working hypothesis: your ports index file is out of date.  Update
it, or tell portmaster not to use it and portmaster will find the
available updates.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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