How to remove ALL ports?

Bengt Nilsson bengt.nilsson11 at
Wed Sep 27 08:58:59 PDT 2006

27 sep 2006 kl. 17.56 skrev Ryan Schmidt:

> 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.)

Thanks for clarifying this. I will adhere to the rules from now on.


More information about the macports-users mailing list