Installing and upgrading ports

Jonathan Arnold jdarnold at
Tue Oct 17 12:48:38 UTC 2006

I'm confused - what is sort of the consensus pick for "best" port
tool?  Usually, I just cd /usr/ports/xxxx/yyyy and do a 'make install clean',
but I've also tried portmanager and portupgrade, but I'm not sure when to
prefer one to another. Should I stick with one? Will mixing & matching
confuse things?  portupgrade seems to take a lot longer than portmanager.
And where does the pkgdb command fit in?

Jonathan Arnold     (mailto:jdarnold at
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