portupgrade command line option -f problem
david at vizion2000.net
Wed Oct 13 12:24:42 UTC 2010
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:14:30 +0100
> David Southwell <david at vizion2000.net> wrote:
> > Hi
> > man portupgrade advises:
> > -f
> > --force Force the upgrade of a package even if it
> > is to be a downgrade or just a reinstall of the same ver-
> > sion, or the port is held by user using
> > the HOLD_PKGS variable in pkgtools.conf.
> > In practice on freebsd 7.2 p3 amd generic I find that uptodate
> > packages are excluded!
> > [Exclude up-to-date packages ............
> > [done]
> I think it's misleading, in my experience it does then go on to
> reinstall the ports. If nothing gets rebuilt try specifying the full
> package name or the origin.
Tried that but no good - it still seems to goof up. I recall it used to work
many versions ago but it may not have been picked up on a regression test.
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