port mysteries

Rainer Müller raimue at codingfarm.de
Sun Feb 25 06:36:45 PST 2007

Kevin Horton wrote:
> I'm a new MacPorts user, trying to make some sense of it all.  A couple
> of things have me baffled:
> 1. Why does the output of "port list installed" show some duplication:
> % port list installed
> db44                           @4.4.20         databases/db44
> db44                           @4.4.20         databases/db44

Look at
$ port installed db44

I assume you will see 2 different versions of db44. I have seen this
before, but I don't know if there is a reason why this is shown incorrect.

> 2. Why does the output of "port list outdated" show an entry for every
> port, even though I only have a very few installed?
> % port list outdated | wc -l
> 3784
> % port list | wc -l
> 3784

If there are no outdated ports it lists all available ports. I agree
this is a very confusing behavior.


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