MacPorts 2.8.0-beta1 now available for testing

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Oct 15 04:11:38 UTC 2022

On 2022-10-15 13:20 , Fred Wright wrote:
> IMO, it should ask before following replaced_by, since replaced_by is 
> sometimes a matter of opinion.  For example, sometimes "port X is 
> replaced by port Y" really means "We don't want to bother supporting 
> port X any more, so you should use port Y instead; if it doesn't meet 
> your needs then that's too bad."

Typically a port with replaced_by set will have been converted to a stub 
that does nothing but error out if you try to install it, so the ability 
to bypass this feature doesn't help you much. But there is a 
--no-replace flag in case it's needed.

- Josh

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