OpenOffice 3.2 fails to build on FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE/amd64

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Tue Mar 23 17:54:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Sean McAfee <
smcafee at> wrote:

> O. Hartmann wrote:
>> As I mentioned, I did not and I can't risk deinstalling the working OO
>> first and then installing and probably a failing OO 3.2.
>> Regards,
>> O. Hartmann
> You can use `pkg_create -b name_of_port-with_version` to create a binary
> backup.  If you can't get 3.2 installed, you just run pkg_add on the
> resulting tbz and you're back in business.
> I do this whenever I upgrade OO, Firefox, Thunderbird, or anything other
> program I can't wait around for while I freshly compile.

portmaster and  portupgrade both include a -b switch as well, which will
create a backup package before uninstalling the port to install the new

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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