The ports collection has some serious issues
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Dec 15 16:29:29 UTC 2016
On Thu, 15 Dec 2016, RW via freebsd-ports wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:40:46 -0700 (MST)
> Warren Block wrote:
>> On Thu, 8 Dec 2016, Matt Smith wrote:
>>> On Dec 08 05:16, Daniil Berendeev wrote:
>>>> Although portmaster is not releated to the FreeBSD project and is
>>>> an outside tool, there aren't any alternatives from the project
>>>> itself. So use it or die. Not a nice situation.
>>> People have been trying to get portmaster deprecated and removed
>>> from the handbook but have met with resistance.
>> Well, yes. Because it works, has no dependencies, and there is no
>> equivalent replacement. Except maybe portupgrade, which has legacy
>> problems like poor default options.
> That's a very minor issue, and an absurd excuse to rule-out portupgrade.
I didn't rule it out. Portupgrade gets some of the defaults wrong, like
not running all the 'make config' steps first. That's a legacy issue
because if the default changes, it could conceivably cause problems for
existing users. Beyond that, other than a dependency on Ruby,
portupgrade at least exists in the same space as portmaster.
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