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Date:      Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:22:40 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Mikael Bak <mbak@inbox.lv>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Follow a port of a specific major verion
Message-ID:  <44aai7vh5b.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <4D50217A.6030700@inbox.lv> (Mikael Bak's message of "Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:44:42 +0100")
References:  <4D50217A.6030700@inbox.lv>

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Mikael Bak <mbak@inbox.lv> writes:

> Hi list,
>
> I searched for this in the handbook, but without any hits. Google gave
> me nada too.
>
> I have a machine running FreeBSD 7.3 and Postfix 2.7.2 installed from
> ports. Unfortunately when I installed Postfix I did this:
>
> cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix
> make install clean
>
> Now when Postfix 2.8.0 is released the above path in the ports tree
> points to a Postfix version I do not yet want to install. I would like
> to follow Postfix 2.7.x for a while.
>
> So my question is: How can I make the ports system act as if I had
> installed Postfix like this?:
>
> cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix27
> make install clean
>
> Is there a way to tell the ports database to "follow" and older version
> of Postfix without rebuild the entire port again?

You can edit the package database by hand, but it will probably take a
lot less of your time to build the whole port again.  [More of the
computer's time, but that's generally a much cheaper resource.]



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