pkg_upgrade ?

Mike Meyer mwm at
Fri Sep 24 08:54:29 PDT 2004

In <1048014804.2249.26.camel at localhost>, Matthew Smith <matt at> typed:
> Of course, this method does not work if there are any packages/ports
> depending on the port you are upggrading.  The pkg_deinstall will fail
> because of the dependencies.  I believe a pkg_deinstall -f will forcibly
> remove the package anyway.  Unfortunately, I still sometimes find the
> dependent ports need to be recompiled for the new version of the port
> you are installing.

Yup. That's what portupgrade is for.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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