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Date:      Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:55:34 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Installing an older version of a port
Message-ID:  <4ED84C36.8090702@herveybayaustralia.com.au>

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I've never actually done this before, so I'm a little shaky on the details.

ffmpeg-0.7.7,1 doesn't work for my purposes: ffserver/ffmpeg aren't 
communicating all that well- I'm still working out the details, but 
essentially either or both are borked. I've been working with the ffmpeg 
list to sort it out.

FFmpeg-devel doesn't work either (for whatever reason- again 
communicating upstream for support, although the maintainer might put 
opencv as broken in that port), so I'm left with 0.7.6,1 which does 
appear to work at this point.

My question is this: how do I do this exactly? The dependencies will 
require updating and could fail as well right? I tried a pkg_create of 
the port and installing it where required, but it requires 
pciids-20111002 and pciids-20111109 is installed (and probably required 
by other ports). How can I install the older version without breaking 
things (at least too much- I can fix things but there is usually always 
a limit)?

My system is 8.1-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p1 #1: Sun Mar 13 
08:45:42 EST 2011 /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MEDIA  amd64. I have portupgrade 
and updated to the latest ports (apparently that is the problem- 
although I've only been fiddling with ffmpeg and it is not in production 
with my project task per se).

Another point is that should the port be downgraded to a workable 
version globally on the ports system?

Cheers



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