port upgrade when port is not installed

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Wed Jul 2 08:59:59 PDT 2008

On Jun 30, 2008, at 2:27 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> It built and installed wget, then built it again, then tried to
> uninstall the old version which was never installed in the first
> place. If port upgrade is going to break if a port is not already
> installed, it should fail right at the very beginning with a clear
> message telling the user to use port install. Alternately, port
> upgrade could become a synonym for port install if the port is not
> already installed.

I think this only happened because of the -u

(ie. if you did port -nf upgrade wget && port -f uninstall inactive  
things would work the way you expect).

It's been a while since I looked at the upgrade code, though, so  
things could have changed.

... but you're right, it's unexpected behavior and probably should be  

Daniel J. Luke
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