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Date:      Fri, 10 May 2013 15:23:45 -0400
From:      Greg Larkin <glarkin@FreeBSD.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Liste FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Downgrading a port
Message-ID:  <518D4941.8060606@FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <20130510083221.8e767b31.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <72E7E6C6-68FE-4356-940E-46AB8BBB88DE@todoo.biz> <20130510083221.8e767b31.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 5/10/13 2:32 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 9 May 2013 18:03:22 +0200, bsd@todoo.biz wrote:
>> I wanted to know if there is a way to simply downgrade a package 
>> I have installed with pkgng ?
> 
> There is no such thing as a "simple downgrade". :-)

Oh dear, Boromir has something to say about it: http://qkme.me/3uc9zg

> 
> The primary goal of the new pkg system is to provide as "bleeding
> edge" possible in binary precompiled form, with the ability of
> binary upgrades. Switching to older versions has not been a direct
> concern, I think.
> 
> 
>> I know that there is portdowngrade, but I will have to reinstall 
>> all ports architecture to be able to install this.
> 
> Correct. The portdowngrade program relies on the ports infra- 
> structure and requires you to build things yourself. I think this
> will be the easiest way to go.
> 
> 
> 
> 


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