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Re: Some Port make suggestions
Marc Matteo <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Heh. pkg_delete -force is bad. You are left with non working packages, or
> > bad dependencies.
> So what is the "preferred" method on updating a port that several other
> ports depend on (say like gkt+)?
Try pkg_delete first, see what packages 'conflict', delete them all
first, then remove the main port (usually library) silently, if there
are still things to be removed, do that by hand first.
> Sure -force will leave things in a broken state but (ideally) you fix that
> by installing the updated pkg, no?
In a package update there are usually shlib numbers changes, etc. -- that
makes the depending applications unusable since they're linked with an
older version (API may be changed if not the ver numbers).