Follow a port of a specific major verion

Mikael Bak mbak at
Tue Feb 8 11:16:55 UTC 2011

Paul Macdonald wrote:
> 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
> /usr/ports/mail/postfix27,
> 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)

Hi Paul,

Yep, it seem like that's the way to go. I was just absolutely sure that
there is some better/faster/easier way than just remove the port and
reinstall it.

This *should* be a quite common case. It's is not always possible to
install the newest versions of a software.

Thanks all for the suggestions!


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