Create list of ports to update

Gary J. Hayers gary at
Sun Dec 3 17:11:55 UTC 2017

On 03/12/2017 17:03, Carmel NY wrote:
> On Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:44 AM, Gary J. Hayers stated:
>> On 03/12/2017 16:40, Carmel NY wrote:
>>> Reading up on "poudriere", it appears that I have to feed it a list of
>>> ports that need to be updated. Unlike "synth" which can figure that
>>> out by itself, it does seem counterproductive.
>>> My question, now that "portmaster" is apparently dead in the water,
>>> what is the easiest way to construct a list of ports that need updating in
>> the:
>>> "port-category/port-name" format?
>> pkg query '%o' > ports.txt
> Doesn't that just list all of the installed ports, not just the ones that need updating?

It does, my apologies, I read the question wrong


Gary J. Hayers
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