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Date:      Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:16:38 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        jb <>
Subject:   Re: portmaster options
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On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 04:35:43 +0000 (UTC), jb wrote:
> Hi,
> what is the diff between
> --index
> and
> --index-only

According to "man portmaster" there are some options that
control the behaviour regarding the use of INDEX:

         skip fetching the INDEX file

         use INDEX-[7-9] exclusively to check if a port is up to date

         use the INDEX for status, but double-check with the port

         do not try to use /usr/ports.  For updating ports when no /usr/ports
         directory is present the -PP|--packages-only option is required.  See
         the ENVIRONMENT section below for additional requirements.

This means --index-only is to be used when using portmaster for
binary installs without an installed ports collection.

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