Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now

Martin Wilke miwi at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 17 12:03:17 UTC 2010

On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:44:05 +0100
Pav Lucistnik <pav at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Greg Larkin píše v so 16. 01. 2010 v 18:02 -0500:
> > Here is the original post:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-questions@freebsd.org/msg227363.html
> I will agree that `portupgrade -o` is way too useful feature.
> I'd vote for reverting to the old behaviour.
> > I thought portmgr might have some insight into additional reasons
> > for making the change, such as fixing a problem with pointyhat
> > builds, etc. At the moment, I'm neutral on the change, since it
> > hasn't caused me any grief, but I did some research for the folks
> > who posted the original questions.
> It was done because someone thought it is a good idea and submitted a
> PR about it.


For some ports is the conflict check too late see example here.


I agree that we need a new pre-fetch hook in bsd.port.mk if a conflict
present is. But that need a bit work and it is on my todo list...

- Martin

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