PortFile command

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 20:18:40 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com>

> On Thursday January 26 2017 13:59:36 Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > It got tossed around on IRC around a year and a half ago; the conclusion
> > was that it was a lot of complication for very little gain.
> A lot more complicated than a procedure copied from (and probably simpler
> than) proc PortGroup plus some additional lines in portinstall.tcl?

The complication is that, on installing, the Portfile (and, with this
change, any inclusions) gets saved in the registry so that its uninstall
can be used instead of a potentially incompatible one from a more recent
version (or, potentially, no current version because the port itself was

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