how keep particular broken port from trying to reinstall?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jan 21 11:14:55 PST 2016

> On Jan 17, 2016, at 4:52 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at> wrote:
> 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 not?

More information about the macports-users mailing list