GSoC port-util project

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Feb 15 19:08:13 PST 2016

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Mihai Moldovan <ionic at> wrote:

> > An example would be a "check and try update" task that would: do a
> > livecheck and if found to be old then automatically try to do the
> > update: change the version, download the distfile, update the checksums
> > in the Portfile, try to upgrade using -s -k to specify from source and
> > to keep stuff around if successful.
> Just a thought on this particular item... maybe it's just me OCDing, but I
> don't
> think a procedure like this should be sanctioned. Blindly updating like
> this is
> dangerous, because you run into problems with also updated dependencies,
> which
> you might not even see.

I could see it making a copy of the Portfile, rather than updating in
place. As such it becomes a quick test to see how much work updating will

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