portupgrade fails to upgrade the package because the older version is installed

Andriy Gapon avg at icyb.net.ua
Mon Jul 14 12:26:04 UTC 2008

on 14/07/2008 15:18 Sergey Matveychuk said the following:
> version 2.8 is alway > than 2.6. So you must use -f option here:
> portupgrade -fo www/neon26 neon28
> portupgrade will no update ports on older version if you did not force it.

yes, -f does the job, thanks!
But, on the other hand, hmm, aren't we comparing versions of an apple
and of an orange here?
I think we already had this discussion. neon26 and neon28 are two
different ports (and packages). Yes, they happen to share "neon" in
their names, moreover, they happen to actually be the same software. But
still they are two distinct port.
E.g. what if I used portupgrade -o to switch between devel/fam and

Anyway, I think you nailed it: "neon" vs "neon26" was the real original

Andriy Gapon

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