Forcing upgrade to latest AVAILABLE version of open office?

Mark Terribile materribile at
Tue Nov 23 01:09:41 UTC 2010


I'm sorry to bother everyone here, but either I'm a cretin or the ports
management commands are ... non-obvious.  Or worse.

Here's what I need: a working, installable version of .
The ports system on my FreeBSD 7.1 (which I need to keep stable for a few
months) has only been willing to download a version that has security
problems and will not build.  The makefile version is 1.324 for and 1.320 for .

I have issued a number of portupgrade commands, but portupgrade doesn't
even seem to know of the existance of anything later, much less

q5: toor:ports# portupgade -fN
** No such package or port:

First question: What do I do to make this system give me the latest
version of open office, or at least a version that will compile?

Short of reading through every bit of source for the ports management
system, is there any documentation explaining where the databases are on
the local system and how they are (supposed to be) updated from the
masters on, so that I can figure the mess out for myself and
not bother the experts who have more work to do?

Thank you for your help.

   Mark Terribile
   materribile at


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