Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 16 23:55:23 UTC 2010

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:26:28 +0100
Pav Lucistnik <pav at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Greg Larkin píše v so 16. 01. 2010 v 13:58 -0500:
> > That's exactly what I proposed.  The bsd.port.mk could be patched to
> > support a new variable ("EARLY_CONFLICT_CHECK=yes" or somesuch) that
> > shifts the check-conflict target from its old position (part of the
> > install sequence) to its new position (fetch?).
> > 
> > The default behavior (no mods to /etc/make.conf) would revert to
> > the old conflict checking method.  This may be something for
> > portmgr@ to chime in on, and I'm cc'ing them now.  There could be
> > other reasons for this change that I'm unaware of.
> What is the particular scenario that the new conflicts handling broke
> for you? Often you really want to ignore locally installed packages
> and then it's better to override LOCALBASE to /nonex or something
> similar, instead of disabling conflict handling...

I'd be very happy if I could:
- fetch the distfiles, even if I have a conflicting port installed
- be able to use portmaster -o to switch from one port to an other one
  that conflicts with it.
- be able to at least compile a port (eg. for testing) without having
  to de-install the current one.

I'm all in favor of restoring the old behavior with a switch available
to turn on the new one.

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