Downgrading a port

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri May 10 06:32:20 UTC 2013

On Thu, 9 May 2013 18:03:22 +0200, bsd at wrote:
> I wanted to know if there is a way to simply downgrade a package
> I have installed with pkgng ? 

There is no such thing as a "simple downgrade". :-)

The primary goal of the new pkg system is to provide as
"bleeding edge" possible in binary precompiled form, with
the ability of binary upgrades. Switching to older versions
has not been a direct concern, I think.

> I know that there is portdowngrade, but I will have to reinstall
> all ports architecture to be able to install this. 

Correct. The portdowngrade program relies on the ports infra-
structure and requires you to build things yourself. I think
this will be the easiest way to go.

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