portmaster, pkg, virtualbox-ose

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Feb 25 19:18:43 UTC 2014

On Tue, 25 Feb 2014, Chris Whitehouse wrote:

> ===>>> You can restart from the point of failure with this command line:
>       portmaster <flags> emulators/virtualbox-ose
> ===>>> Exiting
> But restarting with
> # portmaster emulators/virtualbox-ose
> starts by cleaning for virtualbox then starts again. Have I misunderstood 
> something? I checked the work directory before and after the cleaning step 
> and nearly everything was deleted.
> It's building now and I think it has time to finish so there isn't an 
> immediate problem but I would like to find answers to the above.

Portmaster cleans a port before starting to build.  That's the safe 
thing to do, there is no good way to know why a work directory is still 
there, and options may have changed.

-C can be used to prevent portmaster from cleaning first.

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