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Date:      Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:59:08 -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:  <44tyge7n5f.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <4D511D49.4010704@inbox.lv> (Mikael Bak's message of "Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:39:05 +0100")
References:  <4D50217A.6030700@inbox.lv> <44aai7vh5b.fsf@be-well.ilk.org> <4D511D49.4010704@inbox.lv>

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Mikael Bak <mbak@inbox.lv> writes:

> I was not aware I could just install the same software over the other
> without first removing it. Shouldn't I do that? I would not want to end
> up with a broken software or a broken ports database.

No, you want to remove the old port before installing the new one.  But
you can *build* the new port before removing the old one.

> If I would set my mind on editing the ports database by hand, where
> should I look for it?

/var/db/pkg (but as I said earlier, it's not worthwhile)



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