Downgrading a port

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Fri May 10 19:23:57 UTC 2013

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On 5/10/13 2:32 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> 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". :-)

Oh dear, Boromir has something to say about it:

> 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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