FreeBSD Port: portmanager-0.4.1_9

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Sat Jan 12 15:43:39 UTC 2013

On 1/11/2013 7:36 AM, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:31:54 -0700 (MST)
> Warren Block wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Jan 2013, Walter Jansen wrote:
>>> So sorry, I obviously missed news about Portmaster which I have
>>> been using many years to update the installed ports.
>>> Is it gone forever? Is there a successor?
>> port*manager* is gone, portmaster and portupgrade are still available.
> I'm sorry to hear that, it was still working well for me.
> Does anyone know what portupgrade is like these days? when I stopped
> using it it seemed to be getting a bit flakey.

I've taken care of most of the known critical failures. There's still
cases like upgrading ruby that can bomb out. Stuff like the pkgdb
becoming unreadable, missing, corrupted is automatically handled now.

> On the whole I'd rather not use portmaster because the last time I
> checked it terminates on the first error rather than when it has no
> more it can do. This makes it very inefficient when there are build
> errors.
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Bryan Drewery
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