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Date:      Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:24:43 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu@freebsd.org>
Cc:        glarkin@freebsd.org, pav@freebsd.org, "b. f." <bf1783@googlemail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, portmgr@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now
Message-ID:  <4B52C94B.10809@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20100117013722.1893895c@it.buh.tecnik93.com>
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Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:

> I'd be very happy if I could:
> - fetch the distfiles, even if I have a conflicting port installed
> - be able to use portmaster -o to switch from one port to an other one
>   that conflicts with it.
> - be able to at least compile a port (eg. for testing) without having
>   to de-install the current one.
>=20
> I'm all in favor of restoring the old behavior with a switch available
> to turn on the new one.

+1

Although a big fat warning message at fetch or build phase when operating=
 on
a port with conflicts wouldn't go amiss.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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