portmaster, pkg, virtualbox-ose

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at onetel.com
Tue Feb 25 19:31:37 UTC 2014

On 25/02/2014 19:18, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.

Thank you.

Apologies for not reading the portmaster man page first, I used 
portmaster for the first time last night and have a hard deadline of 
tomorrow to finish the laptop so in a bit of a panic. I'll have a proper 
read asap.


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