porteasy vs portupgrade

Feargal Reilly feargal at fbi.ie
Fri Jul 27 08:28:59 UTC 2007

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:02:21 +0100
Adam J Richardson <fatman.uk at gmail.com> wrote:

> To upgrade all ports plus deps, I use "sudo portupgrade -aRr",
> usually inside a screen session so I can disconnect and go do
> something else for a while, like sleep. [I can't remember what
> the flags do, I just pretend to be a pirate when I want to
> upgrade my apps. :P ]  I'm sure portmaster is just as easy.
> There was just something about it I didn't like.

Is there a tutorial out there somewhere that tells people to use
-aRr? The number of times I see this in FreeBSD related fora is

From portupgrade(1):

-a	Do with all the installed packages.
-r	Act on all those packages depending on the given
packages as well. -R	Act on all those packages required
by the given packages as well.

Both -r and -R are utterly redundant when used with the -a flag.

I think somebody out there has shares in a company that
manufactures replacement "r" keys...


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