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

Sergey Matveychuk sem at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jul 14 12:42:14 UTC 2008

Andriy Gapon wrote:
> 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
> devel/gamin.

I've already had talk about this issue. But portupgrade was designed 
this way. Unfortunately I have no time to rewrite the code. Sorry.


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