Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports

Scott Ballantyne sdb at
Tue Oct 15 03:26:19 UTC 2013

On Mon 14 Oct 2013 Warren Block wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 14 oct 2013, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
> >>
> >
> > Actually, the last time I updated my ports was when I installed 9.0,
> > and I used the portmaster 'nuke all ports' method I was trying to
> > day. Since then, several dozen ports of been 'deleted' or 'renamed',
> > not just the linux_base-fc4. Seems in the case of ports which have
> > been renamed or replaced, this could in fact be simply automated in
> > most cases.
> I think it does handle renamed ports.  Whether the ones it does not 
> handle are due to missing functionality or because they are difficult or 
> impossible to handle, don't know.

Such was not my experience, Warren. And actually, a google search
while I was trying to solve this turned up many reports of the same
problem over the past years. 

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