upgrading MacPorts after updating from 10.6 to 10.9

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 01:45:43 PST 2014

On Tuesday February 18 2014 22:10:53 Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> > Things started out fine, but somehow I found myself with a 64bit-only libiconv (despite the fact that the database told me I had the universal variant, as requested), which of course gave problems. Couldn't figure out how to force-reinstall the port,
> For future reference:
> sudo port -ns upgrade --force libiconv

Thanks. I tried with -f and possibly even with -n, but that resulted just in the usual post-install scan of the database.

> MacPorts does not have the capability to re-install older versions of ports; if you want that you have to follow the instructions in the howto/InstallingOlderPort wiki page. So no, the instructions will only leave you with the latest version of each port, because that’s all that MacPorts knows how to install.

Good to know, also as a reminder not to uninstall older versions immediately after each upgrade as apparently there's no (easy) way back!


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