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Re: already installed?

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 08:04:26 -0500
"Larson, Timothy E." <> wrote:
> > >   thank you for letting me know this.  I just wish you could tell
> > > me before I've spent the time extracting, patching, buildlinking, and
> > > compiling.  could you please let me know this before you start the
> > > process?  it would save me quite a bit of time.  thanks.
> > 
> > And this is a good part to do it like it is currently handled.
> > That saves one to deinstall a working package and leaves you without
> > it if the build fails.
> Couldn't it check early and act later (if needed)?

Check early and do what?  You may want pkg_delete followed by install
or you may want FORCE_PKG_REGISTER.  Or, you may want to skip but
maybe only if the versions are the same.

The answer may be easy but the question is complicated.  :-)

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>

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