make package-recursive question

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at
Mon Jan 21 06:55:43 PST 2008


If I do "make package-recursive" on a port then it first tries to install the
port. This causes it to fail if the port is already installed. However, if I
deinstall the port, and then make package-recursive, it installs the port,
makes the port package, and (this is the important part) quite happily makes
packages for all the ports dependencies even though those dependencies _are_
already installed.

Is there any way to tell "make package-recursive" to not bother trying to
install the top level port, ie just make the package like it does for all the

Cheers, Tim.

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