Follow a port of a specific major verion

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Tue Feb 8 11:02:00 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 08 February 2011, Mikael Bak wrote:

> I was not aware I could just install the same software over the other
> without first removing it. Shouldn't I do that? I would not want to
> end up with a broken software or a broken ports database.

If in doubt you could create a backup package first with "pkg_create -b 
pkg-name". That would give you a fair chance of rolling back to the 
previous version if things went pear-shaped.

Mike Clarke

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