Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Oct 15 03:45:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Scott Ballantyne <sdb at> wrote:

> Adam Vande More wrote:
> >
> > > It does seem like a bit
> > > of over-kill to quit updating ALL ports because one is long
> > > gone. Seems like it could do the others.
> > >
> >
> > So it should continue on and potentially build 1000's of ports with
> broken
> > linking and dependencies?  Portupgrade will do this if you tell it.  Try
> it
> > out and see what fun you can create.
> >
> Not a single program on my system depended on that program being
> rebuilt.

And what about libs it may have left behind and other ports picking up
faulty info?  Then you build unsupported and faultly packages and complain
to the list when something doesn't work.  Just follow /usr/ports/UPDATING
as advised instead of your "shortcuts".

> Portmaster should certainly refuse to rebuild anything that
> did, of course.

Exactly what it did.

Adam Vande More

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