Installing port - skip required port

Daniel Bye Daniel.Bye at
Tue May 4 02:17:14 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 04:42:07PM -0600, Brent Macnaughton wrote:
> Is there any way to install a port and tell it NOT to install one or more of
> it's required ports? For example: I installed the mysqlcc port, and it
> wanted to install mysql-client. I already have mysql-client installed, but I
> did not do it from the ports tree. Another port wanted to install Apache as
> a requirement. I already have Apache installed, but I did so from source. Is
> there some command line option to tell the system not to install certain
> ports? Or better yet, a config file I where can list ports not to install.
> Is there also a way to tell portupgrade to skip certain ports? Next time I
> do a portupgrade -aRr i do not want it to install mysql-client or Apache.

Look at the file /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf.  Of particular interest
to you will be the HOLD_PKGS (to tell portupgrade et al. not to do
anything with ports/packages mentioned), and ALT_PKGDEP - there is an
example in the extensive inline comments that should cover your



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