Ports tree gone unstable?

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 28 11:51:58 UTC 2016

On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:48:43 -0700 (PDT)
Don Lewis wrote:

> I'd lose many hours of potential build time.  Because of the
> infrequent upgrades I would have to deal with all of the intervening
> special cases in UPDATING that accumulated between upgrades, and the
> portupgrade -fr and -a options didn't interoperate well, so I ended
> up having to build some ports multiple times. If things crashed,
> then I'd have to run portupgrade -rf again, rebuilding a lot of
> things unnecessarily since there was no way of doing a restart.

FWIW the  portupgrade -fr entries in UPDATING only need be followed if
you are doing a partial update. Any port affected by these gets its port
revision bumped, so is rebuilt as part of a portupgrade -a.

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