portmaster question

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Sun Nov 7 19:57:24 UTC 2010

On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 20:31:11 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> articulated:

> On Sun, 07 Nov 2010 12:21:59 -0700, Fred <fred at blakemfg.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > According to man portmaster the -a option will "Update all ports
> > that need updating".  Does this apply to only installed ports or to 
> > everything in /usr/ports?
> It applies to installed ports. A commonly used command to
> upgrade them is "portupgrad -af".
Using the 'f' flag can be expensive if there are a large number of
ports installed and the machine in question is not relative fast.

When using 'portupgrade', I commonly use the '-r' flag in conjunction
with the previously discussed '-a' flag. While not as through as the
"-u -p" flags with 'portmanger', it does accomplish its goal.

Jerry ✌
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