Overly restrictive checks in the make process

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Fri Jul 20 16:14:37 UTC 2007

Bill Moran wrote:
> [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?

Sounds like a +CONFLICTS type of issue (the MySQL client and server 
files for instance install some libs in the same spot, so they conflict 

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