How to remove ALL ports?

Ryan Schmidt macports-2006c at
Wed Sep 27 08:56:28 PDT 2006

On Sep 26, 2006, at 12:25, Bengt Nilsson wrote:

> 26 sep 2006 kl. 12.11 skrev Marc André Selig:
>> On 26.09.2006, at 08:56, Bengt Nilsson wrote:
>>> My port system seems to be genuinely corrupt on all levels.
>>> Is there any simple way to remove ALL ports, including port  
>>> itself, and do it all over?
>> Unless you've been manually installing things into /opt:
> Yes, I have some other stuff on /opt/local. I thought this was the  
> MacOSX (and Linux?) standard for non-system add-ons, and not  
> dedicated to macports only.
> Whenever I have installed opensource I have directed it to /opt/ 
> local rather than /usr/local.

/opt/local should be considered to be dedicated to MacPorts. MacPorts  
assumes it has complete control of this directory and its contents.  
When I manually compile software for Mac OS X, I put it in /usr/ 
local. (I know of no reason not to do so.)

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