oops, what have i done!

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Sat Jul 28 20:23:29 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 03:13:51PM -0500, Jonathan Horne wrote:
> today, when i was auditing what needs to be updated, i came upon this:
> autoconf-2.13.000227_5              <   needs updating (port has 
> 2.13.000227_6)
> autoconf-2.53_3                     <   needs updating (port has 2.53_4)
> autoconf-2.59_2                     <   needs updating (port has 2.59_3)
> automake-1.4.6_3                    <   needs updating (port has 1.4.6_4)
> automake-1.5_3,1                    <   needs updating (port has 1.5_4,1)
> automake-1.9.6_1                    <   needs updating (port has 1.9.6_2)
> how did i manage to get so many of these 3 things installed?  can i assume its 
> safe to remove all but the highest version?

Short answer:  It is perfectly normal.  Don't worry.

Longer answer:

The reason you have all of them installed is that some ports need one of
them, and others need another one etc.
It is perfectly safe to have all of them installed at the same time.

You can delete any or all of them if you wish, but don't be surprised if
they get pulled in again by one port or another.

<Insert your favourite quote here.>
Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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