Status of portupgrade and portmaster?

Matt Smith matt.xtaz at
Mon Oct 2 18:09:36 UTC 2017

On Oct 02 20:01, Marco Beishuizen wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Oct 2017, the wise Don Lewis wrote:
>>Yes it can.  If you use the svn method when creating a jail you can 
>>chose any arbitrary source branch from the svn repository and then 
>>you can specify any desired svn revision on that branch when you 
>>update the jail.  You would probably want to use this method when 
>>building ports for 12.0-CURRENT rather than creating the jail using 
>>a 12.0-CURRENT snapshot.
>I'm running 11.1-STABLE now, upgrading every few months or when there 
>is an important security fix. Do I have to build a new system twice in 
>that case (once my running system and once the poudriere jail)?

What I do is to initially create the jail using poudriere jail -c -j 11 
-m src=/usr/src and then I upgrade the jail using poudriere jail -u -j 

These commands use the existing /usr/src and /usr/obj trees from the 
host system buildworld/kernel. It doesn't need to be rebuilt.


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