Ports question ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Fri Aug 29 22:38:52 UTC 2014

On 08/29/14 17:24, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2014, Cristiano Deana wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM, William A. Mahaffey III 
>> <wam at hiwaay.net> wrote:
>>> I have been using portsnap, I just couldn't figure out how to get it 
>>> to tell
>>> me what ports had been updated since I last fetched (w/o fetching 
>>> again)
>> That's not how it works.
>> portsnap update THE PORTS' TREE, not the installed ports. AFTER you
>> have update your ports tree, you can run
>> portversion -v | grep '<'
>> to show which ports you have INSTALLED has some update.
> portversion is part of portupgrade.  I recommend portmaster instead:
> http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/portupgrade.html
> portmaster -L shows a report on all installed ports.  Piping that 
> through egrep '(ew|ort) version|total install' lists just the ports 
> needing to be upgraded.

I just tried that, very nice. What is the correspondence, if any, 
between ports & pkgs ? i.e. if a new port shows up, is a new pkg for 
that port soon to follow (if that port is pkg'ed) ? TIA ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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