portmaster always re-installs some ports

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 17 03:07:34 UTC 2010

On Mon 16 Aug 2010 at 19:48:23 PDT Charlie Kester wrote:
>A while back I aborted a recursive update (bad idea, I know now) and
>must have messed up something in whatever info portmaster uses to decide
>whether to re-install a port.  Now, whenever I use portmaster -a, it
>re-installs py26-imaging, py26-reportlab and py26-xml.
>Every time.

Correction: every time any other port is upgraded.  If all ports are
reported as up to date, the three python ports are not re-installed.
But if any port is upgraded, the re-install occurs, even if the upgraded
port has no dependency relationship with any of the three python ports.

>And it's a re-installation, not an upgrade.
>I've tried manually uninstalling and then reinstalling these ports, but
>portmaster still thinks they always need to re-installed .  So the
>manual un-/re-install apparently doesn't fix whatever info it's looking
>I checked the portmaster manpage, but didn't find anything that tells me
>how to fix my problem.  I also took a quick look at the portmaster
>sourcecode but nothing jumped out at me.
>Any ideas?  It's probably something obvious, but I'm missing it.

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