Christopher Cowart ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 11 23:32:03 UTC 2008

Grant Peel wrote:
> Just attempting to install the port. Something I noticed when the install 
> crapped out was that it wanted me to use the "Force Package Register" for 
> the OpenSSL_Overwrite_Base port.
> That port was already installed, what would be the correct method to deal 
> with this?

I usually only see this error with ports we've written in-house. Usually
it happens because the dependency check on a specific file is bad. The
check fails, which causes the port to believe it needs to install the
dependency, but the package registry gets upset because the package is
already installed and it doesn't think it needs to be reinstalled. 

If these are real ports, you might want to report the brokenness. You'll
probably find that you can FORCE_PKG_REGISTER=1 and leave it at that
(though I typically treat it as a last resort and instead opt for fixing
the port).

Chris Cowart
Network Technical Lead
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley
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