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Date:      Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:06:19 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Valeri Galtsev" <>
To:        "Polytropon" <>
Cc:, "FreeBSD Questions" <>
Subject:   Re: Ports upgrade script
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On Sat, April 16, 2016 1:32 pm, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:00:07 -0500 (CDT), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> It may be useful to also install portdowngrade  - in case you
>> ever need to roll something back to the version you had before you run
>> portupgrade.
> Does it support source checkout via SVN? The last time I've used
> portdowngrade (in order to get the xzgv image viewer to the last
> _usable_ version, 0.8_9, it only supported CVS).

I only used portdowngrade a couple of times and it was a while ago. My
recollection is it keeps the history of versions of ports that were
installed previously, thus allowing you to roll back particular port to
any version you had installed on your machine in the past. I hope, some
expert will chime in and correct me.


> Another good idea probably is to have /usr/ports/packages backed
> up so it's possible to manually install a formerly installed port,
> in case the recent version doesn't work as expected.
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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