Forcing port reinstalls without rebuilding over and over again

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Wed Dec 12 21:42:20 UTC 2018

On 12/12/18 1:47 PM, Polytropon wrote:

> In my opinion, it's a little better to create your own
> "top ports list" instead of saving the current state (or
> at least have both lists at hand, but only use your own).
> In that "top ports list", you list the things you actually
> want to use, and you do not care about their depencencies,
> simply because portmaster can resolve them on its own. So
> first, your list is much more readable (as it will only
> contain the software you are interested in, and nothing
> of the software you might need to build or run them), and
> second, your list will be much more portable and also deal
> with the "port not needed, but still installed" problem
> described above.

That is the way I've done it in the past, using -R -d, and doing so
does not rebuild dependencies.  I suspect the problem has something
to do with -a.


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