Versions in ports

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Sep 14 07:32:48 PDT 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:22 AM, Artur Szostak <aszostak at>

> To me, it feels like the MacPorts documentation is misleading the end user
> to believe that upgrading/downgrading individual packages is a routine and
> safe procedure, when my experience tells me otherwise. Can anyone point me
> to the reason behind these design decisions?

I suspect you are reading experience with something like yum or apt-get
into a ports-based system. MacPorts gets most of its behavior from BSD
ports/pkgsrc, and the documentation tends to assume that you are familiar
with that.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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