What's the difference between portupgrade and portmaster ?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at onetel.com
Tue Jun 1 19:10:03 UTC 2010

Jerry wrote:
> 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¢.
+1 for including portmanager in any list of port management tools, just 
doesn't get 'official' sanction for some reason.


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