Re-installing a port from source

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Mon Jan 13 13:27:29 PST 2014

Your flags swapped location:

Originally you had port upgrade -f but now you have port -f upgrade. Switching back to upgrade -f is likely all that’s wrong here.

sudo port -s -n upgrade -f emacs-app

On Jan 13, 2014, at 16:24, Davor Cubranic <cubranic at> wrote:

> 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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