Forcing a recompilation of an installed port without uninstalling

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Tue Jan 20 12:38:17 PST 2015

On Jan 20, 2015, at 3:18 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> 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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