rifle:# pkg upgrade -f ksh93
Updating otis repository catalogue...
otis repository is up to date.
All repositories are up to date.
The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
Installed packages to be DOWNGRADED:
ksh93: 20141224 -> 2020.0.0.a1 [otis]
Number of packages to be downgraded: 1
697 KiB to be downloaded.
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Thank you for the report Peter
Assign committer of ports r502845
PORTEPOCH needs to be incremented as the version goes backward after this revision:
# pkg version -t 2020.0.0.a1 20141224
Yeah, no way around this one :(
Our choices are PORTEPOCH and 20200000.a1. I'm reluctant to bump PORTEPOCH if there's another way.
PORTEPOCH bump later today.
Yeah, I don't think forever mangling the version is a better solution.
I hate them too, but I think this is the answer:)
A commit references this bug:
Date: Sat Jun 1 18:36:03 UTC 2019
New revision: 503249
Fix version going backward due to update to 2020.0.0.a1 (pointy hat to
The maintainer no longer wants to maintain ksh93 as his desire is to
maintain a backlevel port of ksh93 in order to build and support a
shared library for use by legacy applications, which is inconsistent
with the direction of the att/ast team on github. I will maintain the
Approved by: maintiner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(In reply to commit-hook from comment #7)
Can you take over the shells/ksh93 port? Thanks
(In reply to Marcin Cieślak from comment #8)
(sorry got confused by this " Approved by: maintiner" line - thank you)
Fixed and took the port a while ago. shells/ast-ksh is under your name.