Bug 195304

Summary: ports-mgmt/portmaster fails to auto delete deleted ports
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: mikhail.rokhin
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: Stefan Eßer <se>
Status: Open ---    
Severity: Affects Many People CC: se
Priority: ---    
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description mikhail.rokhin 2014-11-23 12:45:50 UTC
Could you please be so kind and develop such feature: if port is marked as deleted, but previous version exists portmaster just fails and exits now, but it could suggest deletion (or do it auto if -y is implied) and go on further scanning for updates in case of -a is implied.

Thank you.
Comment 1 Bugzilla Automation freebsd_committer 2014-11-23 12:45:50 UTC
Auto-assigned to maintainer bdrewery@FreeBSD.org
Comment 2 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2015-04-25 16:09:57 UTC
Assignee is no longer the maintainer.
Comment 3 John Marino freebsd_committer 2016-02-10 18:44:02 UTC
PM has new maintainer, reassign PR.
Comment 4 Stefan Eßer freebsd_committer 2017-12-18 16:46:41 UTC
It is possible to develop the requested functionality, but I'm afraid that this could lead to the deletion of working ports from a system, only because the port is no longer maintained (and the person doing the updates did not carefully check the list of actions proposed).

But this feature could be made optional and only active when a command line option specifically activates it. This will take some work to implement, but I agree it would be useful.

I'll consider implementing a more intelligent behavior in case of a deleted port in an upcoming version (but don't hold your breath).