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

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Fri May 6 21:59:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> On Fri, 6 May 2011, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Antonio Olivares
>> 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?
> After the attempt to install every port, I'd remove all, update the ports
> tree, and install only the needed ports.  Right now you may have many
> installed that are not just unneeded but unwanted.

I am following the advice given in man portmaster:

     Using portmaster to do a complete reinstallation of all your ports:
           1. portmaster --list-origins > ~/installed-port-list

     Print only the ports that have available updates.  This can be used as an
     alias in your shell.  Be sure to fix the line wrapping appropriately.
           portmaster -L |
           egrep -B1 '(ew|ort) version|Aborting|installed|dependencies|
           IGNORE|marked|Reason:|MOVED|deleted|exist|update' | grep -v '^--'

           2. Update your ports tree
           3. portmaster -ty --clean-distfiles
           4. portmaster --check-port-dbdir
           5. portmaster -Faf
           6. pkg_delete -a
           7. rm -rf /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg
           8. Back up any files in /usr/local you wish to save,
              such as configuration files in /usr/local/etc
           9. Manually check /usr/local and /var/db/pkg
              to make sure that they are really empty
           10. Re-install portmaster
           11. portmaster `cat ~/installed-port-list`

Mostly everything is step 11 :)  Will come back hopefully with a fully
updated machine.



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