Overly restrictive checks in the make process

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Fri Jul 20 13:38:57 UTC 2007

[root at server /usr/ports/databases/postgresql82-server]# make fetch-recursive
===> Fetching all distfiles for postgresql-server-8.2.4_1 and dependencies
===>  postgresql-server-8.2.4_1 cannot install: the port wants postgresql82-client but you have postgresql81-client installed.
*** Error code 1

Why?  Is there a legitimate reason why the fetch process refuses to
download this?  I know I've got an older version installed, but why
is it preventing me from downloading a newer one?  Seems like the
IGNORE= check is either being checked too aggressively or that the
logic is less sophisticated than it should be.

Does anyone know of a reason why this couldn't be changed to allow
fetching of conflicting ports distfiles?

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Phone: 412-422-3463x4023

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