Follow a port of a specific major verion

Paul Macdonald paul at
Mon Feb 7 18:02:47 UTC 2011

On 07/02/2011 16:44, Mikael Bak wrote:
> So my question is: How can I make the ports system act as if I had
> installed Postfix like this?:
> cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix27
> make install clean
> Is there a way to tell the ports database to "follow" and older version
> of Postfix without rebuild the entire port again?

I'm pretty sure you can't do this, *unless* there's someone actually 
tracking  a seperate port on that version. ( i didn't check but it 
doesn't sound like it from your post).

To stop ports tree updates from clobbering your v27, you'd need to 
exclude this from your cvssup or whatever you use to update your tree.

portdowngrade will get you back to an arbitrary older version if your 
tree already has the newer version.


> TIA,
> Mikael
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