What's the difference between portupgrade and portmaster ?

David DEMELIER demelier.david at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 07:46:51 UTC 2010

2010/6/1 Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com>:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:37 AM, zaxis <z_axis at 163.com> wrote:
>> Why do we need two tools ?
> Its three. Add portmanager.
> The answer is personal choice and we number of bikesheds.
> Also portmaster used to not be able to work with packages when
> portupgrade could.

portmaster can! See portmaster manpage. -P[P] options.

The differences are that portupgrade use a database, it's written in
ruby while portmaster is only one shell script. That's why I really
prefere portmaster that also have zsh completion and is faster.

Demelier David

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