port list inactive output expected?
ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Apr 18 23:14:04 PDT 2007
On Apr 19, 2007, at 01:09, jeanpierre at gmail.com wrote:
>>> is the output from 'port list inactive' expected? it appears to
>>> list the active port version and revision rather than the
>>> inactive one.
>> yes it is, although it might be confusing.
>> to get a list of inactive ports, type
>> port echo inactive
> port echo that is somewhat odd dont you think
Perhaps. It is, nevertheless, the way that port works.
"port list" certainly behaves exactly as documented in "man port":
If no argument is given, display a list of the the latest
version of all
available ports. If portname(s) are given as arguments,
display a list
of the latest version of each port.
Perhaps it would be clearer if "port list" were called "port latest".
But it's not.
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