Forcing port reinstalls without rebuilding over and over again

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed Dec 12 08:07:47 UTC 2018

Is there a way, using portmaster, to force the rebuild of all ports without 
rebuilding the same ports over and over and over again?

I've noticed that using portmaster -f forces the rebuild of every 
dependency. I think I've now rebuild perl and python at least 20 or 30 
times. Once should be enough. I guess if you're going to rebuild 
everything, it would be ok to ignore dependencies for ports, since they're 
all going to be rebuilt anyway.

What's the magic potion for that?

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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