Imagemagick uninstall problems

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Nov 14 17:31:26 PST 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 18:07, Luís Beça wrote:

> For quite a while I've been having problems upgrading and  
> uninstalling imagemagick (I'm on Leopard but things on Tiger where  
> the same). I just did
> port uninstall imagemagick
> and it no longer appears listed as installed. However, if I  
> manually browse the bin/, lib/ etc. directories, the files are  
> still there and usable. Indeed, if I now do
> port install imagemagick
> I get the message (after things are compiled and ready to install  
> again) that animate, etc are still there. In the past, when  
> upgrading imagemagick, the process always stopped at the  
> installation phase because the issued uninstall didn't really  
> uninstall the older files. I would then have to use -f option to  
> force the install, which indeed worked  but would otherwise also  
> leave the old files around (with an added  suffix .mp_somenumber).  
> I would then have to manually erase them which is a tedious task.
> I've been using macports for a long time but never experienced this  
> behavior before with other ports. Could someone fix this, please?

Port names are case-sensitive. You needed to have typed:

port uninstall ImageMagick

or, in the case of upgrading:

port upgrade ImageMagick

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