Portmaster general questions and problems

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Dec 30 17:34:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010, Thomas Mueller wrote:

> Threads about portmaster and portupgrade status raise the question, what flags for portmaster are comparable to -R and -r for portupgrade?
> I might want to portupgrade a package and all its dependencies (-R), 
> or less frequently, all packages that depend on the package to be 
> portupgraded (-r).  How would I do that using portmaster?  I read both 
> man pages many times.

Those look backwards to me.  It's extremely rare for me to upgrade 
everything that a given port depends on (-R), but common to upgrade a 
port and everything that depends on it (-r).

Anyway... as I understand the man pages:

"portmaster ..."    = "portupgrade -r ..."
"portmaster -r ..." = "portupgrade -rf ..."

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