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Date:      Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:04:09 +0100
From:      Christer Solskogen <solskogen@carebears.mine.nu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: portupgrade <-> portmaster?
Message-ID:  <gkobsp$v0a$1@ger.gmane.org>
In-Reply-To: <20090115192516.GA3395@aurora.oekb.co.at>
References:  <20090115192516.GA3395@aurora.oekb.co.at>

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On 1/15/09 8:25 PM, Ewald Jenisch wrote:

> Anything to consider when going from portupgrade to portmaster?
>

Portupgrade has the advantage that it can use binary packages to upgrade 
your system. portmaster can create them (by adding the -g option) - but 
not use them. This is the reason we use portupgrade at work where we 
have several FreeBSD servers which shares /usr/ports.

> Is there also a way back, i.e. from portmaster to portupgrade?
>

No problem at all. You can even have both installed. If you upgrade your 
outdated port with portupgrade, portmaster will not try to upgrade it 
and vice versa, unless you force it to (which makes no sense).

-- 
chs





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