how to install a different sub-release from the port

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sat Jan 15 11:35:59 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 02:24:19PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:
> Want to install Apache and already have a copy on my LAN of 
> apache_1.3.29.tar.gz; when going to /usr/ports/
> # cd www/apache13
> # make install
> >> apache_1.3.27.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
> How can I get make to look for apache_1.3.29 instead of 1.3.27? Or is it 
> possible for me to install "manually" instead of going through the ports 
> collection?

You need to cvsup update your ports collection. The current port is up
to apache-1.3.33_1. Details on how to keep your ports collection up
to date can be found in the Handbook:

with an example file on your local file-system at:


Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                "I don't want to achive immortality through my works..
                 I want to achieve it through not dying" - Woody Allen

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