svn commit: r304411 - head

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Sep 17 17:54:37 UTC 2012

On 09/17/2012 10:45, Chris Rees wrote:
> On 17 September 2012 18:43, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery at> wrote:
>> On 9/17/2012 12:38 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>>> On 09/17/2012 10:30, Chris Rees wrote:
>>>> On 17 September 2012 18:25, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
>>>>> Is the pkg syntax actually backwards from both portupgrade and portmaster?
>>>> From man pkg-set:
>>>> -o [<oldorigin>:<neworigin>]
>>>> So yes :)
>>> Thanks to everyone who replied.
>>> My point was not, "Teach me the pkg syntax for the -o option." My point
>>> was, "It's stupid for pkg to use exactly the opposite syntax from the 2
>>> most popular ports management tools for the same option flag."
>> It's a bit too late to change it. There's no point in
>> discussing/debating it at this point (past 1.0). This is something that
>> could have been changed before the first official release.

Um, no, it's something that shouldn't have been done wrong in the first

> Also... it doesn't do the same thing either.

All the more reason to use a different flag.


    I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do
    something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what
    I can do.
			-- Edward Everett Hale, (1822 - 1909)

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