What's the difference between portupgrade and portmaster ?

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Tue Jun 1 09:42:22 UTC 2010

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:26:18 +0300
Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com> articulated:

> 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.

I use portmanager with the '-p' flag for when I absolutely, positively
have to insure that all dependencies are updated correctly. Neither of
the other two utilities seem to get it correct 100% of the time. Plus,
portmanmager is written in 'C' and IMHO is quicker than the other two.

Just my 2¢.

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