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Date:      Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:24:43 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
To:        Ion-Mihai Tetcu <>
Cc:,, "b. f." <>,,
Subject:   Re: Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now
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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.
> I'm all in favor of restoring the old behavior with a switch available
> to turn on the new one.


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



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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