rebuild world

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Sep 9 21:33:31 PDT 2008

On Sep 9, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Troy Daley wrote:

> Is there a sanity check or a way to rebuild world in macports?

Do you mean a separate sanity check command? There isn't any. What  
would such a command do?

And what do you mean by "rebuild world"? If you mean rebuild all  
installed ports, then no, there's no build-in command to do that. You  
would have to manually rebuild each installed port, preferably in  
dependency order which could be hard to figure out. Or you could  
write down which ports (and their variants) are installed, then  
uninstall all ports and reinstall all your ports. Either way it will  
take some time. And there are less drastic ways to fix most problems,  
so it would help to know what problem you're experiencing.

> I've been removing some inactive ports and noticed that my  
> subversion HL bindings quit working.

You mean the subversion-javahlbindings port? According to "port deps"  
it has these dependencies:

$ port deps subversion-javahlbindings
subversion-javahlbindings has library dependencies on:

Are all these installed and active?

> I'm wondering if I messed something up by force removing inactive  
> projects.

If you have inactive ports, they're not used for anything so removing  
them is safe. Unless they were in use and you deactivated them  
without installing a newer version for example.

If you tell us what specific issues you are experiencing maybe we can  
help resolve them.

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