Force Package Register for linux_base-rh-9
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Mar 31 20:42:07 UTC 2006
On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 02:20:31PM -0600, Jeff Cross wrote:
> Josh Tolbert wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 01:47:39PM -0600, Jeff Cross wrote:
> >> I would like to install linux_base-rh-9 on my machine but have the
> >> linux_base port installed since it is installed at installation by
> >> sysinstall. Is it possible to force linux_base-rh-9 to install w/o
> >> deinstalling linux_base and all of the packages that depend on it? Can
> >> I force linux_base to deinstall, leave all packages that require it, and
> >> then install the RH9 emulation w/o any issues?
> >> Thanks in advance!
> >> Jeff Cross
> > Hi Jeff,
> > Check out portupgrade. The -o flag will let you portupgrade something to a
> > different port/package. It's very useful for doing exactly what you're trying
> > to do.
> > Thanks,
> > Josh
> Thanks for the quick response, Josh. I didn't know about the -o option,
> but looking at your web site, you seem to be the -o go-to-guy!
> I'm trying the swap process from linux_base to linux_base-rh-9 on a test
> box, and if all goes well, I will repeat on my laptop!
That will "work" for now, but it won't stop further port installs from
misbehaving. See bsd.port.mk for the variables to set to control
which linux base port to use.
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