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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:30:36 -0500
From:      Steve Bertrand <>
To:        Zbigniew Szalbot <>
Cc:        User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Performing installed ports upgrade / leaving some software intact
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Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am now full into planning the 7.0-RELEASE to 7.1-RELEASE upgrade. I
> know that at the end of the day it will also mean upgrading all ports
> (portupgrade -af). I have one port - mailman - which I have customized
> a lot and do not really want to upgrade it as it will most likely mean
> I will have to hack a few files again.
> What options do I have so that I do not break the setup?
> I am thinking of:
> 1/ backing up the hacked files and restoring them later (but I will
> overwrite the newer files with older ones perhaps breaking something).
> 2/ making them read only (but the end result will be the same and
> upgrading as root I will overwrite them anyway).
> And that would be it. My wisdom ends here. Is there any option to
> survive the ports upgrade? :)
> If not, I guess I will just have to hack Mailman files again after the
> upgrade...

Can you verify that the original copy of the files you've hacked have
indeed been modified in the upgraded version?

Perhaps you could download the source for both the new version in ports,
and the original version, and find out exactly what, if any changes have
been made to your modified files.


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