Long "portupgrade vs portmaster" discussion sounds to me like apple-orange one.
Doug Barton himself said that he didn't write portmaster to replace portupgrade...suum cuique.
I use both but mostly portupgrade... maybe just because I found it more comprehensive at my own start.
Personally I would install everything with pkg_add -r
instead of spending days for compiling and then just update a few outdated packages with:
[CMD=" "]# portupgrade -aRC[/CMD]
even without "C"
[CMD=" "]# portmaster -ad --no-confirm[/CMD]
even without --no-confirm
1. You provided a link (thanks) to a bit outdated manpage, in latest one -u
is deprecated and -D
are highlighted instead:
-D no cleaning of distfiles
-d always clean distfiles
On same manpage below are samples including the following:
Update all ports that need updating, and delete stale distfiles after the update is done:
So...what you gonna do?
2. "Here" looks exactly as a place to mostly ask and answer and sometimes "moderate in background"