Is there a way to self-update without messing with a particular installation ?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Aug 22 14:08:24 PDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM, James Damon <jdamon at> wrote:

> Should the "port selfupdate" actually remove existing packages , like a
> Perl , or did I just do something strange with my invocation of the command
> ? Is there a way to guard against this ?

selfupdate doesn't remove installed packages, although the Portfiles that
produced the may be removed/modified.  "port upgrade outdated" removes
installed packages (and saves backups unless you used -u).

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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