Does running ``# portupgrade -arRp '' prompt for options or updates everything without prompts?

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri May 6 19:43:16 UTC 2011

On Fri, 6 May 2011 13:57:01 -0500, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at> wrote:
> Sorry for TOP POSTING :(, but do I run
> # portmaster -a -f -D
> and do an in place update of all ports?
> is this the recommended way or nuking and rebuilding?

In case you did already remove all installed ports, you
need to install them (portinstall command). You can do
a port upgrade only for ports that are installed, as the
system doesn't keep a "which ports have been installed
before they got removed" database automatically.

You need to use portmaster, the "make install" framework
or pkg_add -r to install the ports you want to have on
your system.

I hope I did understand your statement correctly. :-)

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