how keep particular broken port from trying to reinstall?

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Sun Jan 17 13:13:57 PST 2016

> On17 Jan 2016 18:30:09 +0100, Clemens Lang <cal at <mailto:cal at>>wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 12:13:34PM -0500, 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.
> That happens because qt4-mac links against a library that isn't there
> anymore or in an incompatible version. Please provide the output of
>  sudo port -dy rev-upgrade

I’ve added to attachments on ticket <> the output from “sudo port -dy rev-upgrade”.

>> Is there any way to do upgrades of other points without the
>> time-consuming (always failing) attempt to rebuild qt4-mac?
> Upgrade or install with --no-rev-upgrade:
>  sudo port $verb --no-rev-upgrade $portlist
> Alternatively, change revupgrade_mode in macports.conf to report.
>> 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.)
> Yes, -f would allow you to do that. Note that if this were a global
> problem with qt4-mac, a lot more people would be seeing it, so it's
> likely that you'd also see the problem with an older version of qt4-mac.
> Additionally, it is possible that qt4-mac is actually broken in this
> state and cannot be used, so we should really try to figure out what
> went wrong for you here.

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