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Date:      Fri, 6 May 2011 21:43:14 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Antonio Olivares <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Does running ``# portupgrade -arRp '' prompt for options or updates everything without prompts?
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On Fri, 6 May 2011 13:57:01 -0500, Antonio Olivares <> wrote:
> Sorry for TOP POSTING :(, but do I run
> # portmaster -a -f -D
> and do an in place update of all ports?
> is this the recommended way or nuking and rebuilding?

In case you did already remove all installed ports, you
need to install them (portinstall command). You can do
a port upgrade only for ports that are installed, as the
system doesn't keep a "which ports have been installed
before they got removed" database automatically.

You need to use portmaster, the "make install" framework
or pkg_add -r to install the ports you want to have on
your system.

I hope I did understand your statement correctly. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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