portupgrade - skipping -held by user- meaning?
sahil at tandon.net
Mon Jan 1 15:36:11 PST 2007
> What does it mean when the message
> ---> skipping [portname] because it is held by user (specify -f to force)
Does said port appear in the HOLD_PKGS array within pkgtools.conf? From
# HOLD_PKGS: array
# This is a list of ports you don't want portupgrade(1) to upgrade,
# portversion(1) to suggest upgrading, or pkgdb(1) to fix.
# You can use wildcards ("ports glob" and "pkgname glob").
# -f/--force with each command will override the held status.
> and when & why should -f be specify?
When you want to force the upgrade of a package even though you've
"held" it in pkgtools.conf.
Sahil Tandon <sahil at tandon.net>
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