Portupgrade status

Jud judmarc at fastmail.fm
Wed Jan 5 19:08:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:04:03 -0500, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>  

> On Tue, 4 Jan 2011, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> On 04/01/2011 00:51, illoai at gmail.com wrote:
>>> No, the -R flag in portmaster tells it to not rebuild
>>> ports taht have already been built on this run (I
>>> believe from reading man portmaster).  The -R
>>> flag in portupgrade rebuilds the ports on which
>>> the named port depends
>>> -R
>>> --upward-recursive     Act on all those packages required by the given
>>>                             packages as well. (When specified with -F,  
>>> fetch
>>>                             recursively, including the brand new,  
>>> uninstalled
>>>                             ports that an upgraded port requires)
>>> I don't see any equivalent functionality for portmaster,
>>> sadly.
>> This is actually portmaster's default behaviour.  So:
>>    portupgrade -R foo/bar is equivalent to portmaster foo/bar
>>    portupgrade -fRr foo/bar is equivalent to portmaster -fr foo/bar
> I'm not seeing where portmaster has the portupgrade -R functionality  
> ("rebuild this port and those it depends on").
> portmaster(8) says "The focus of this tool is to keep the dependency  
> tracking information for your ports up to date.  This allows you to  
> safely update a specific port without having to update all of the ports  
> "above" it."
> That would make the default action equivalent to portupgrade's -r option  
> ("rebuild this port and all those that depend on it").
> What have I missed?

I agree the quoted passage might admit of more than one interpretation,  
but here is what I think it's saying:

Portmaster will automagically update the dependencies for the port you  
select (= portupgrade -R).  Thus there is no need to update the ports that  
depend on the one you have selected (= portupgrade -r), since all  
downstream dependencies will be taken care of by default whenever you run  
portmaster against any of these upstream ports.


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