Follow a port of a specific major verion

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Feb 8 11:59:17 UTC 2011

Mikael Bak <mbak at> writes:

> 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.

No, you want to remove the old port before installing the new one.  But
you can *build* the new port before removing the old one.

> If I would set my mind on editing the ports database by hand, where
> should I look for it?

/var/db/pkg (but as I said earlier, it's not worthwhile)

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