On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:40:05 +0100 RW <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Portmanager is really no better, the dependencies recorded in the > package database are also recursive. The big problem with gettext > was that a lot of port failed to build afterwards, leaving them with a > missing library.
I have had problems in the past getting 'portupgrade' to properly update all of the dependencies required when doing a major update; i.e., 'gettext'. On the other hand, I have never had a problem using 'portmanager' provided I used the '-p -f' flags. Portmanager can update its list of ports that need updating on the fly. I do not believe that either portupdate or portmaster have that ability. I noticed that when doing the 'gettext' update, it twice recalculated the number of ports that needed to have their dependencies updated. It would probably behoove anyone prior to doing a massive update to clean out the '/usr/ports/distfiles' directory and possibly running 'portsclean -C -D -l -PP' to insure that any old crud was not laying around. It certainly couldn't hurt. Just my 2 cents. -- Gerard Be careful how you get yourself involved with persons or situations that can't bear inspection.
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