-p considered problematic (was Re: how to proceed past errors?)

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Tue Jul 31 09:24:46 PDT 2012

> IIRC, the OP was talking about upgrade, not install.  So in your case, you would have:
> port -p upgrade upgrade port-a 
> This is problematic because port-a will be upgraded even through port-d failed.  If port-a was rev-bumped specifically because of port-d to force a rebuild after the port-d install, this will thwart that.  Luckily, rev-upgrade now exists to work around such issues these days, but I still do not recommended '-p upgrade'

Ah good point, I forgot they were doing an upgrade rather than install.

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