portupgrade vs. portmanager

Jay O'Brien jayobrien at att.net
Thu Dec 23 23:16:53 PST 2004

Michael C. Shultz wrote:

> On Thursday 23 December 2004 10:01 pm, Jay O'Brien wrote:
>>I'm running 5.3 RELEASE and trying to learn. I did a ports cvsup.
>>Following the Dru Lavigne article on portupgrade at
>>I installed portupgrade and then ran portsdb -Uu. It errored out,
>>telling me that I shouldn't use my "refuse" file that stopped the
>>non- english docs and ports from being loaded on my HD.
>>In trying to understand this issue, I found portmanager, and it looks
>>like it would perform the same function as portupgrade.
>>My questions: Is there a way around the "refuse" file prohibition,
>>perhaps with portmanager? Does portmanager replace portupgrade?
> portmanager doesn't require the INDEX files to keep ports up to date, so 
> the refuse file is a non issue with it.
> -Mike

Sounds good. What's the downside, if any, to using portmanager instead 
of portupgrade?


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