portupgrade -ar (why?)

Peter Matulis petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Sat Oct 15 11:23:04 PDT 2005

What is the use of specifying the 'r' switch when using the 'a'

# portupgrade -ar

This says to upgrade all ports plus the ones that depend on all
those ports.  Am I missing something?  Wouldn't "the ones that
depend" be upgraded anyway?

I understand the reasoning behind using the 'R' switch with 'a'
since there may be new ports that are not installed that are
required by upgradeable ports. 


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