clean install simulation mode?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Jun 27 09:33:40 UTC 2017

On Jun 27, 2017, at 03:39, René J.V. Bertin wrote:

> A user of my macstrop ports tree is reporting a conflict I cannot reproduce, at least not without uninstalling or deactivating lots of ports that I need to keep online.
> Is there some way to get port to behave as if it needs to install everything, or at least run the Portfiles of all dependencies so I can follow all relevant diagnostic output? It's not perfectly clear to me if `port rdeps` indeed does that.
> To be more specific: I'd like to follow the propagation of a variant through the dependency calculations via a print probe in a PortGroup. That variant is set as a default_variant in said PortGroup and I have the impression it doesn't propagate the same way a variant set by the user does.

I don't know if there's a way to make MacPorts do what you want.

Maybe if you describe the problem the user is experiencing, we can figure out why it's happening without needing to do what you're proposing.

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