problem doing make package-recursive and gmake

Eduardo Morras emorrasg at
Wed Nov 20 08:15:35 UTC 2013

On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:41:44 +0100
Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> running on 9.1-RELEASE I'm trying to make package-recursive of
> postgresql93-server, but each time I got an error regarding gmake:
> ===>   gmake-3.82_1 is already installed
>       You may wish to ``make deinstall'' and install this port again
>       by ``make reinstall'' to upgrade it properly.
>       If you really wish to overwrite the old port of devel/gmake
>       without deleting it first, set the variable "FORCE_PKG_REGISTER"
>       in your environment or the "make install" command line.
> *** [check-already-installed] Error code 1
> Then I make reinstall gmake and try again, but the same error appears.
> What am I missing here?

Did you switch to new pkg format and then go back and use the old one? I did it and have the same problems you have, missed ports/packages already installed. Even if you use ports system, it builds the port to a package and then install the pkg.

> Thanks,
> Luca

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