Question concerning redundant package installation

Perry Lee perry at
Wed Feb 11 22:30:46 PST 2009

On Feb 11, 2009, at 9:47 PM, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> Much of this all ready exists on my computer and I am a little  
> concerned about managing conflicts. Is there any way to have port  
> preferentially link against libraries outside of /opt/local instead  
> of downloading redundant copies?

Hi Charlie,

The short answer is no (though there are few exceptions like the  
system_x11 variant I think...).  For the longer reason why, you should  
check out the FAQ:

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