oops, what have i done!

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at otenet.gr
Sat Jul 28 20:48:34 UTC 2007

Erik Trulsson wrote:
> 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.
Even more, if you updated you ports tree today, read /usr/ports/UPDATING
there is an entry for a specific upgrade procedure concerning these.

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