porteasy vs portupgrade

Eric heli at mikestammer.com
Thu Jul 26 16:31:01 UTC 2007

Adam J Richardson wrote:
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>> try portmaster as a replacement to portupgrade. No dependencies and it 
>> works great.
> Hi Eric,
> I tried portmaster one time when I got mad with portupgrade. It's great 
> that it has no dependencies, but I didn't like it at all. Can't remember 
> why - it just didn't work for me. I think portupgrade probably ruined me 
> with things like portversion and pkg_deinstall. I'm too lazy for 
> portmaster.
> Adam J Richardson

When did you try it last? There have been lots of improvements and you 
can set certain flags up to always be in effect if you need to.

portmaster -L | grep version

tells me everything that needs to be updated and the -e switch removes 
ports i no longer want around, but then again, so does make deinstall 
clean. What does portversion do thats so special? same with pkg_deinstall

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