re portmanager, how to prevent upgrade of held ports

nbco nbco at
Sat Jan 1 15:03:02 GMT 2005

On Friday 31 December 2004 23:32, Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> On Friday 31 December 2004 09:49 am, nbco wrote:
> > Any ideas as to how to make portmanager ignore held ports?

> If you were to move /var/db/pkg/openoffice- (assuming
> that is the version you have installed) directory to someplace safe,
> like in your home directory then portmanager nor any part of the
> ports system would know openoffice- is installed.
> This will only work for a port that is not a dependency for another
> port so only if no other ports depend on openoffice-
> will this work. When you want to upgrade it then move the directory
> back
> to /var/db/pkg.
>  You can also create a ports/local/editors/openoffice-1.1which is a
> bit more involved and way more elegant, I will be happy to explain
> only if you are truly interested.

Many thanks, the first option worked perfectly, inelegant though it may 

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