Problems with +CONTENTS being messed up by pkg_delete -f

RW fbsd06 at
Thu Jul 19 00:55:29 UTC 2007

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:56:49 -0500 (CDT)
Stephen Montgomery-Smith <stephen at> wrote:

> If you "pkg_delete -f" a package and then install the port again (but 
> after it has been bumped up a version), then the +CONTENTS of ports
> that require the original port will be incorrect.  This apparently
> messes up programs like portmanager

In what way does that mess-up portmanager?

portmanager relies on these inconsistencies to determine which  ports
should be rebuilt. You have to be careful about how you mix portmanager
and portupgrade usage for this very reason. If you have the ports system
itself faking dependency self-consistency then you might as well
remove  portmanager from the ports tree.

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