portupgrade postgresql-7.3.4_1

Michael Edenfield kutulu at kutulu.org
Sun May 16 12:14:05 PDT 2004

* Lee Harr <missive at hotmail.com> [040516 15:00]:
> >Trying to do the portupgrade of postgresql on my FreeBSD 5.2.1 box. When
> >I try a 'pkg_delete postgresql-7.3.4_1', it has dependents and says
> >cannot be deinstalled. How do I handle this port upgrade?
> >
> >esmtp# pkg_delete postgresql-7.3.4_1
> >pkg_delete: package 'postgresql-7.3.4_1' is required by these other
> >packages
> >and may not be deinstalled:
> >nagios-1.1_3
> >nagios-plugins-1.3.1
> >phppgadmin-3.0.1
> >postfix-2.0.16,1
> >
> Have you ever used portupgrade?
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html
> (section 4.5.5 discusses portupgrade)

While portupgrade is easily the most effective solution, and the one I
would also recommend, there are alternatives.  A 'make deinstall
reinstall' in the port directory will do basically the same thing,
though without the safety precations portupgrade takes.

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