ports tree not updating anymore?

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at gmail.com
Mon May 3 09:58:57 UTC 2021

On 03/05/2021 05:34, Marwan Sultan wrote:

> Good day/evening FreeBSD gurus.
> Im on 12.2-R
> i used to update my ports tree with portmaster -aBCd
> i cannot do it anymore, it says my ports tree is up to date, but i know for a fact that its not.
> pkg audit -F reports that some installed packages has a serious vulnerabilities
> but portmaster and portsnap utilities says all are up to date!.
> please advise what should i do to update the outdated ports and what has been changed with FreeBSD.
> thank you
> -Marwan

Compare what you have locally with what's logged recently at 

Take today's 
for example. If you run portsnap then:

grep 21.2.0 /usr/ports/games/fs2open/Makefile

– a truly up-to-date ports tree will have the string (21.2.0) in the file.


Rewind to 7th April, 
there was an announcement of work in progress and for some time after 
that, I found that things were not truly up-to-date following use of 
portsnap. 17th April 
things seemed to be better, I have not checked since then (I now use Git 
instead of portsnap).

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