Re-installing a port from source

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Jan 13 12:03:16 PST 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Davor Cubranic <cubranic at>wrote:

> If I have an installed port and want to force re-installation from source,
> I can do it with 'port upgrade -s -f {portname}'. But then all of its
> dependencies are also re-installed from source. Why is this? I thought
> usually this recursive upgrade has to be forced with "--enforce-variants"?
> Is there a better way to do it?

upgrade checks if dependencies need to be upgraded as well. these checks
are as subject to -f as the original upgrade is.

Perhaps you want the -n option. (`man port` is a good thing to read

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