how keep particular broken port from trying to reinstall?

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Sun Jan 17 14:52:00 PST 2016

On Jan 17, 2016, at 12:26 PM, Rainer Müller <raimue at> wrote:
> 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:
> <>

The older qt4-mac (qt4-mac @4.8.7_2) is still active. It just won’t upgrade to current version.

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

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