Forcing a recompilation of an installed port without uninstalling
larryv at macports.org
Tue Jan 20 12:38:17 PST 2015
On Jan 20, 2015, at 3:18 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday January 20 2015 14:34:30 Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
>> `port upgrade --force` is basically a `port install` that's interrupted between the install and activate phases by the deactivation of the old port.
> Eh? Activating a newly installed version always deactivates the old port, if present, no?
I don't know, off the top of my head. Maybe.
>> (And it always runs, even if a suitable archive already exists.)
> You mean that it always (re)creates the tarball in var/macports/software?
Yes, whereas `port install` would just extract that tarball.
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