Port/package install preview
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Mar 5 16:27:39 UTC 2010
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On 05/03/2010 16:14:12, Anselm Strauss wrote:
> That gives me some static information on the ports requirements. But I would
> like a preview of what rests to be done. Some ports have a lot of
> dependencies, most of them are already installed. Can ports also incorporate
> the current state of installed packages?
I think 'portmaster -n' is probably your best bet for this.
Ports certainly does take account of what has already been installed
either from ports or packages -- remember that a package is basically an
installed port: once the bits have hit the disk platter it doesn't
matter whether they came from a local compilation or were downloaded as
a package tarball.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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