Should CI/buildbot report rev-upgrade errors?

Eric Gallager egall at
Mon Oct 11 19:01:47 UTC 2021

On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 7:59 PM Aaron Madlon-Kay <aaron at> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 4:42 AM Eric Gallager via macports-dev
> <macports-dev at> wrote:
> >
> > I agree that this behavior would be helpful, however, doing so would
> > require keeping the results of previous builds installed, whereas I
> > think the current behavior is to do all builds from a fresh
> > environment...
> While the intended function of rev-upgrade would require previous
> builds, there *are* failure cases that rev-upgrade can catch that
> would be helpful. Case in point:
> -Aaron

Another idea that would help catch more errors with rev-upgrade
without requiring previous builds to be kept: have the buildbots run
port_cutleaves (or just `port uninstall unrequested`) between doing
`port install` and `port rev-upgrade`

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