Using portmaster with different PYTHON_VERSION

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Wed Sep 29 06:20:11 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Dmitry Pryanishnikov
<lynx.ripe at> wrote:
> Hello!
>  I'm trying to install Python additional ports (e.g. www/py-httplib2)
> for different Python versions (2.6 and 3.1) in the same system using
> the portmaster. Those packages (py26-httplib2 vs py31-httplib2) do not
> conflict (they may be used simultaneously, don't overwrite each
> other's files etc.). But they have single origin, which seems to
> confuse the portmaster:
> PYTHON_VERSION=python2.6 portmaster www/py-httplib2
> ...
> ===>>> Installation of www/py-httplib2 (py26-httplib2-0.6.0) complete
> Then
> PYTHON_VERSION=python3.1 portmaster www/py-httplib2
> ...
> ===>>> Upgrade of py26-httplib2-0.6.0 to py31-httplib2-0.6.0 complete
> So portmaster thinks that it's an upgrade, and removes py26-httplib2,
> which is not correct - I want to keep both packages:
> py26-httplib2-0.6.0 A comprehensive HTTP client library
> py31-httplib2-0.6.0 A comprehensive HTTP client library
> Am I missing some portmaster's tunable, or it just doesn't support
> such ports yet?
The simplest way to solve this problem is for you to create a
www/py26-httplib2 port:

md /usr/ports/www/py26-httplib2

then create /usr/ports/www/py26-httplib2/Makefile with these contents:

# Local Ports Makefile for: py26-httplib2


MASTERDIR= ${.CURDIR}/../py-httplib2

.include "${MASTERDIR}/Makefile"

Finally, deinstall your py26-httplib2 install, and re-install from


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