Distinguishing between deactivated ports than I want to keep and outdated port I no longer care about

Michael Dickens michaelld at macports.org
Tue Feb 23 12:00:00 PST 2016

I don't think there's such a way to flag certain ports, but I'd love to
see it in place for exactly the reasons Mojca describes -- especially
for the purposes of "reclaim". - MLD

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016, at 02:43 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> I often deactivate certain "heavy" ports where I want to play with
> different versions or variants. Sometimes I deactivate clang 3.8 when
> I don't feel like waiting for the long recompilation of the latest and
> greatest new version (that will be outdated again in a few days
> anyway) or when a newer version no longer works/compiles. Sometimes I
> deactivate universal ports. Those are generally the ports I want to
> keep for some time.
> But I would like to save space and uninstall other ports that I don't
> particularly care about (which have been superseded by newer
> versions).
> Is there any way to flag a certain set of inactive ports that I
> specifically want to keep even after "sudo port uninstall inactive
> [and somethingelse]"?

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