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Old 22nd December 2008
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Originally Posted by BSDKaffee View Post
You can also use the -c flag with portupgrade if you actually want to configure the OPTIONS before anything is built.

I think it is a bit unnecessary to do this for most ports if you stay on top of things. If you let your ports go for a long time or are doing something like chasing a gettext shlib bump, then that would probably be the better option. I don't know why portupgrade has such a bad rap; when used correctly it is a very good ports management utility.
Using portupgrade is fine for a system admin on the sever with two ports
installed who can not effort any down time.
Portupgrade on the desktop computer with 1000 applications and libraries installed is waist of time. It takes far more time to upgrade the port than to build from the scratch IMHO of course
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