how keep particular broken port from trying to reinstall?

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sun Jan 17 09:26:16 PST 2016

On 2016-01-17 18:13, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 1. Each time I upgrade any ports, automatically MacPorts notices that
> the port for qt4-mac is broken and attempts to build it again.
> Is there any way to do upgrades of other points without the
> time-consuming (always failing) attempt to rebuild qt4-mac?

sudo port [upgrade|install] --no-rev-upgrade

> 2. I’d try to uninstall qt4-mac and re-install the older version that, I
> believe, was unbroken.  But there are a whole bunch of other ports that
> depend on it. How may I get around uninstalling those dependent ports
> and reinstalling them later?  (I believe I need to use a “-f” parameter
> but otherwise am uncertain how to do this.)

You probably still have the older qt4-mac installed, so you can simply
reactivate it:

Why is the build of qt4-mac failing? You should rather get that fixed in
order to get the latest version.


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