Follow a port of a specific major verion
coco at executive-computing.de
Tue Feb 8 12:36:54 UTC 2011
Lowell Gilbert wrote on 08.02.2011 12:59:
> Mikael Bak <mbak at inbox.lv> 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.
The OP should keep an eye on dependencies, though. A good foot-shooter
is updating one port, and then, during updating a different port having
to install a newer version of a port they both depend on.
Which might require a rebuild of the original port, resulting in having,
at best, double-downtime of a service.
Incidentially, I ran into this just right now, so I felt compelled to
state what might seem obious :)
PS: I seem to remember devel/pcre being a good candidate for that with
postfix and some other ports.
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