Blocking ports from upgrade

Mark Frank mark at
Fri Jun 17 21:48:55 GMT 2005

* On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 01:48:12PM -0700 Glenn Dawson wrote:
> At 01:45 PM 6/17/2005, Steven Lake wrote:
> >        Just curious about how to block portupgrade from upgrading 
> >certain files when you cvsup your ports and tell it to upgrade 
> >everything?  I've got a few programs that refuse to work with the newer 
> >version so I have to copy the older version back in to make it work 
> >again.  I'd like to just block it from upgrading those programs until I 
> >absolutely must upgrade.  Is there some way to mark them as being port 
> >that should be ignored?  Thanks in advance for the info.
> Looks like the -x option to portupgrade will do the trick.
A more permanent solution is HOLD_PKGS in /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf

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