simple question on portupgrade

Peter petermatulis at
Tue Feb 28 19:13:27 PST 2006

Good evening,

I am looking at the "downward recursive" option of
portupgrade.  Does this option (-R) only include the
immediate dependencies of the port in question or is
it truly recursive in the sense that it will upgrade
dependencies of dependencies as well?

Secondly, I see that the features of portupgrade for
upward and downward recursiveness use opposite
lettering to that of pkg_info:

portupgrade -R is like pkg_info -r
portupgrade -r is like pkg_info -R


# portupgrade -Rn bash

--->  Listing the results (+:done / -:ignored /
*:skipped / !:failed)
        - converters/libiconv (libiconv-1.9.2_2)
        - devel/gettext (gettext-0.14.5_2)
        - shells/bash (bash-3.1.10)

# pkg_info -rx bash

Dependency: libiconv-1.9.2_2
Dependency: gettext-0.14.5_2

This seems pretty silly.  Am I missing something?



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