how can I use portmaster to update but skip a package

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Sun Aug 28 13:47:14 UTC 2011

>>> You don't seem to have libnotify installed which will get you notify.h.
>> It was there, but something could have been wrong?  I cd'd to
>> /usr/ports/devel/libnotify and ran
>> make install clean, and it told me that it was already installed and
>> that I should run make deinstall&  reintstall again.  After I did
>> that, now gnome-mount gets updated and only Libreoffice bombs out:
>> ===>>>  Port directory: /usr/ports/editors/libreoffice
>>        ===>>>  This port is marked BROKEN
>>        ===>>>  build is too fragile and break too often -- try
>> libreoffice-legacy
>>        ===>>>  If you are sure you can build it, remove the
>>               BROKEN line in the Makefile and try again.
> Have you tried to comment out the BROKEN line and rebuilt?

No, if the package fails to build what do I lose?  except time of
course.  The package will stay where it is right?

I don't if I should wait for the port maintainer to remove this by
him/her(self); it is marked for a reason.  In one of the machines I
went with legacy, but the two at home, I have skipped updating this
port.  It is segfaulting and dropped an soffice.core in ~/ (home
directory).  It was working fine, but now I don't know if I should or
not update it.

Has anyone updated to latest? and is it recommended to try and build
new package?

Thanks & sorry for asking.  I am not sure what to do here :(



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