FreeBSD port management script without external databases or languages
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portmaster

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This script uses the existing ports infrastructure to track dependencies, and keep them up to date. It is written in /bin/sh so it has no dependencies.

Portmaster has the following features:

  • Updates and repairs (as needed) entries for dependencies in both +CONTENTS and +REQUIRED_BY files for both the port that is being updated, and any ports that depend on it
  • Runs make config recursively through all ports before starting build
  • Downloads distfiles in the background
  • Recursively checks and upgrades (or installs) all dependencies
  • User can force upgrades of all dependent ports
  • Offers the user the opportunity to delete stale distfiles
  • Supports ports/MOVED and non-default settings of PORTSDIR and PKG_DBDIR
  • Interactive update mode (prompts for each update)
  • Option to rebuild port, and ports that depend on it
  • Options to make packages out of installed, and new ports
  • Option to clean out stale port dependencies
  • Options to list installed ports by category, and those with new versions
  • Packages can be used for installation either exclusively, if available, or only for build dependencies

WWW: http://portmaster.github.com

IRC: #portmaster @ Freenode