Follow a port of a specific major verion

Paul Macdonald paul at
Tue Feb 8 10:48:13 UTC 2011

On 08/02/2011 10:33, Mikael Bak wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Paul Macdonald wrote:
>> 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).
Aplogies, i'd misread your question, and there is a seperate branch in 

I'm not sure how you'd fool the ports mgt tools in the way you want, 
would it not be easier just to deinstall the port and do a make install 
in postfix27?
(others may know a 'better' way)


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