Port/package install preview

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Mar 5 16:27:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Anselm Strauss wrote:

> is it possible to do a real preview with portupgrade? I want to see all
> ports that would be installed/upgraded when installing a particular port.
> The --noexecute option doesn't really show me a lot.

It shows what portupgrade would do, which is nothing if that port isn't 
already installed.  If you're looking at installing a new port, 
portinstall may act differently.

But I prefer to just cd to the port directory and do 'make missing'. 
'make fetch-list' will show the fetch commands.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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