Forcing a recompilation of an installed port without uninstalling

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jan 22 19:07:30 PST 2015

On Jan 20, 2015, at 10:57 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> As for why upgrade --force is separate from -f:
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Doesn't really explain why. You just listed 10 different things "port -f" does, and one of those was moved to "port upgrade --force" so that leaves 9 things "port -f" does. This isn't especially clearer. It would be clearer if "port upgrade --force" was changed to "port reinstall" for example.

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