Announcing: port_upgrade

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sat May 16 17:31:35 PDT 2009

On 2009-05-16 22:40, Mike Alexander wrote:
> I think some of the posts regarding this package may have missed the 
> point slightly.  If a port is outdated it will rebuild that port and 
> all the other ports that depend on it, whether or not those ports are 
> also outdated.  I don't think there is any command in MacPorts that 
> will do this, but perhaps I'm missing something.

'port -f upgrade' would do this, but it would also apply force on some
other actions.

> Being one of the (few?) people who installed the X11 ports using the 
> +system_x11 variant and who, as a result, needs to rebuild everything 
> that depends on anything using that variant, even if it is not 
> outdated, this package seems like it would be useful.  I do agree with 
> others who have said it would be better if it were part of the base 
> MacPorts system.

The +system_x11 variant has been removed. A 'port upgrade' should now
install the xorg related ports. Most probably you have been looking for
'port -R upgrade', which would also rebuild dependents.


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