Re-installing a port from source

Davor Cubranic cubranic at
Mon Jan 13 13:24:06 PST 2014

I do read it more than occasionally, but it's easy to miss things in the mass of detail. Besides, it doesn't work:

~$ sudo port -s -f -n upgrade emacs-app
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors: 100.0%
--->  No broken files found.

On 2014-01-13, at 12:03 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:

> 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 occasionally.)
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