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Date:      Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:22:57 -0600
From:      Mitja <>
Subject:   Re: portupgrade <-> portmaster?
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On Thursday 15 January 2009 16:04:09 Christer Solskogen wrote:
> 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 outdated port with portupgrade, portmaster will not try to upgrade it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).

I am more than one year FreeBSD user :), started with 7.0 and I have to used 
portupgrade but later I did change to portmaster which I like it but few day 
ago I had a problem (on FreeBSD 7.1) with update. Here is a link to the 
FreeBSD forum where I asked about a problem.
Today I installed portupgrade and update was without problem.

Are there some problem with portmaster on 7.1?

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