how to "downgrade" a port in the tree

John Nielsen john at
Wed Oct 13 12:16:22 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 13 October 2004 10:27 am, Adam Weinberger wrote:
> >> (10.13.2004 @ 1221 PST): John Nielsen said, in 1.3K: <<
> > I'm not much of a programmer, but I am the port maintainer for the
> > mail/hotwayd port.  The version in the tree is the latest available
> > version, hotwayd 0.8.  However, there are some serious bugs in this
> > version that result in mangled e-mail headers.

> Downgrading a port is perfectly acceptable in this situation. If you
> cannot patch the 0.80 sources to unmangle the email addresses, submit a
> PR downgrading it back to 0.74. All you need to do there is add
> and it will appear as a newer version to portupgrade(1). I don't
> personally think that it's even necessary to append UPDATING for this.
> Noting this situation in the commit message should be sufficient.

Thanks for your speedy response.  I've submitted a PR as you suggested 

One more question:  If at some point a new version (say 0.8.1) is released, 
will I need to do anything special to indicate that it is preferred over 
hotwayd-0.7.4,1?  Should I remove the portepoch line, leave it alone, or 
bump it up?


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