Remove all ports

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Sep 13 18:57:17 PDT 2007

On Sep 13, 2007, at 19:29, AstroDrabb wrote:

> Is there a way to remove all installed ports?  I want to start  
> clean and before I install a port, I want to see if the port is the  
> latest version of the software, if not, I want to try to upgrade  
> the port.

I'm not sure if there's a good way to remove all ports, but keep the  
MacPorts infrastructure. You could try:

sudo port -f uninstall installed

but I haven't tried that myself because I'd like to keep my ports  
installed. :-)

There are instructions however for removing all of MacPorts here: 

Then you can download the MacPorts 1.5.0 disk image, install it, and  
"sudo port selfupdate" to the latest 1.5.2 version and be on your way.

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