On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 07:45:54AM -0500, Eric wrote: > n j wrote: <snip> > >first off, I'm looking for a ports upgrading solution on my box, not > >trying to start a religious debate over which one is better. I'm > >interested in hearing what other FreeBSD admins are using and, if > >possible, why they prefer one over the other. I have some experience > >with portupgrade only, but I see more and more people talk about > >portmanager, so I thought it would be good to hear what others use. <snip> > i have used them all and I think portmaster is the best of the 3 > choices, at least for my needs/machines.
I second that. > It has no dependencies as well, which, to me, is a plus. And no database that can be corrupted. > It is simple to use and has a lot of options should they be > needed. One really nice feature is that all the options for ports are > set at the beginning of the process. this basically allows you to set > your config options up front and then let it compile away. This is definitely one of the better features of portmaster. > In the end its all a matter of what you like. Try them all and see what > one you like for how you manage your boxes. For me, its portmaster all > the way. it hasnt let me down yet and I havent seen a need to keep the > other 2 around once i was familiar with portmaster. One feature that might be nice to have is a kind of intelligent restart if one of the ports in a dependency chain fails. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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