Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Sun Jan 17 00:08:32 UTC 2010

On 01/16/2010 02:26 PM, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> 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..
Pav, I'm the OP, and described the problem in the first post. To recap, 
though, say I want to upgrade from the databases/mysql50-client port to 
databases/mysql51-client. Without taking extra steps such as using 
-DDISABLE_CONFLICTS or removing the CONFLICTS definition from the 
Makefile, I can't even start downloading the distfiles (using "make 
fetch") until I pkg_delete the old version. With the old system, I could 
do everything up through building the new port so that the time between 
running pkg_delete and "make reinstall" is minimized.
Kirk Strauser

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