Building Latest links etc.

Bob Eager rde at
Sun Jul 19 19:57:57 UTC 2015

On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:48:39 +0200
Patrick Hess <patrickhess at> wrote:

> Bob Eager wrote:
> > I now want to update the ports. I see how to do this using
> > portmaster, and how to generate packages on the package server.
> >
> > do I use portmaster on the 'slave' machines, using the
> > packages I built?
> Is there a particular reason why you want to use portmaster
> instead of just running "pkg upgrade"? Portmaster might be
> a great tool for building your packages, but when it comes
> to installing or upgrading these packages on another machine,
> I'd stick with pkg(8).

Good point. I'll try that out on a test machine. After all, the package
server is already a repo.

I guess it was because the portmaster man page talks about it. I wonder
if the whole idea is cruft left over from pre-pkg days.

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