Development of FreeBSD ports management utility designed to be suitable for reinstallation of all packages afrer major version upgrade of the system or very long absence of ports upgrade.
The current implementation pursues a replacement of portupgrade and portmaster to facilitate the perfect upgrade of the whole packages in heavly customized systems by configuration compatible with portupgrade. Most of the issues in /usr/ports/UPDATING are resolved automatically. Robust restarting functionality against manual/sudden termination is also pursued for facilitating package build in busy or low-performance machines. Utilities for building packages in a chroot
environment are also developed for safe upgrade.
portsreinstall is a ports upgrading utility for massive forced reinstalltion.
In this version, specification for partial upgrade is changed. Additionally some output messages are improved and some bugs are fixed.
0.11.0 (17 May 2011)
[NEW] Causes of errors are added to the report of failed ports.
[CHANGE] Functionality of -t option is changed and partly splitted into -T.
[IMPROVE] Refetch after fetch failure becomes smarter so as not to clean up distfiles.
[MISC] Terminology 'abort' is corrected to be 'terminate'.
0.10.0 (11 Mar 2011)
[NEW] Version check for temporal database and portupgrade is added (as a template).
[BUG FIX] Old packages for ports whose package names was renamed were not deleted.
[BUG FIX] Duplicated cleans were executed after successful installation.
0.9.8 (02 Mar 2011)
[MISC] Installation methods of non-executable files in Makefile are improved again.
0.9.7 (02 Mar 2011)
[MISC] Installation methods of non-executable files in Makefile are improved.
0.9.6 (01 Mar 2011)
[BUG FIX] Fix at version 0.9.5 was incomplete.
[BUG FIX] The update date of 0.9.5 was wrong in the manpage.
0.9.5 (28 Feb 2011)
[BUG FIX] "install" target in Makefile installed non-executable files as executables.
0.9.4 (17 Jan 2011)
[BUG FIX] "all" target in Makefile was missing.
0.9.3 (16 Jan 2011)
[MISC] Makefile is modified to compress manpage in the build process.
0.9.2 (10 Jan 2011)
[MISC] The 2-Clause BSD Licence is applied from this version.
[NEW] Manpage is created.
[NEW] Makefile for installation/uninstallation is added.
[BUG FIX] Recovery from distfile checksum error was broken.
0.9.1 (27 Dec 2010)
[BUG FIX] Wrong warning for -p/-P options in the first run.
[BUG FIX] Broken support of recursive chase of MOVED ports.
[BUG FIX] Option configuration menus were not accessable.
[BUG FIX] The mechanism of loading the configuration file was broken.
[BUG FIX] Optionally added taboo ports were not always effective in restart.
0.9.0 (21 Nov 2010)