portmanager keeps on reinstalling the same port

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Sat Jun 3 04:43:58 PDT 2006

Yousef Raffah wrote:

> excuse the n00b in me but I'm trying to install a port using portmanager
> as installing it the traditional (make install clean) way failed and the
> one of the cool guys on the list here suggested to use portmanager to
> resolve the problem.
> I have synced my ports as of today morning and tried to launch:
> # portmanager deskutils/taskjuggler -l -f
> the thing is, portmanager kicks out and tries to reinstall lang/perl5.8,
> although it had reinstalled it earlier and I'm sure I have perl 5.8.8
> installed already!. I'm not sure if this is a normal behaviour of
> portmanager? But I will keep on monitoring it and see if it all goes
> well
You are telling 'portmanager' to rebuild your entire system when you use
the '-f' switch.

To install just this one port, run the program like this:

portmanager deskutils/taskjuggler -l -y

If you have 'portupgrade' installed, you might want to run 'portsclean':

portsclean -C -L

first to make sure that you have cleaned out any old work before
starting a new installation.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at seibercom.net

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