mysql4x-server marked as broken ?

Björn König bkoenig at
Sun Jun 5 16:18:44 GMT 2005

Avinash Piare wrote:

> For the last 2 days if been trying to install mysql40-server and (apart form
> mysql40) mysql41-server. I've updated my ports and src and there
> mysql40/mysql41-server isn't broken, see below.

As I understand it you want MySQL 4.0 and 4.1 simultaneously. This isn't 
possible this way. I suggest to use jails to have seperate environments, 
but this is not an quick and easy solution.

Another way would be to install the port with another prefix, e.g.

   make -DTRYBROKEN PREFIX=/somewhere install clean

But do it at your own risk. Ports that depend on a MySQL client port 
might get confused about this. You can install the second server (with 
client) as user without having write access to the package database. 
Therefore the port won't be registered, but you can use it nevertheless.

By the way: The output of pkg_version -v is often helpful for others to 
get a good overview of the installed packages.


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