Status of portupgrade and portmaster?

Vlad K. vlad-fbsd at
Sun Oct 1 22:34:06 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-02 00:19, RW via freebsd-ports wrote:
> I meant installing up-to-date packages from the *local* repository. So
> if only Firefox needs to be updated would Poudriere first install
> Firefox's dependencies into the jail from locally generated package
> files before building Firefox.

Poudriere builds repositories and yes, uses any package already built in 
that repository if it's a build dependency for another. Note that you 
have multiple repos, built with different base jails, different ports 
trees, different sets of packages, options, make.conf options.

But even for single machine use, it allows simple building of any list 
of wanted packages, it makes sure those and their dependencies are 
built, up to date (relative to the ports tree it's configured to use), 
and kept as a persistent repository. You can even delete a package txz 
from the repo manually, on next bulk run it will simply rebuild what's 

Vlad K.

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