uninstalling ports

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Apr 30 12:40:57 PDT 2009

On Apr 30, 2009, at 14:31, Alejandro Aragon wrote:

> Thank you guys for the quick response. Doing 'sudo port  -f -u  
> uninstall' suggested by Erwan I went down from 12.2Gb to 9.1Gb. The  
> distfiles are about 353Mb. I've been thinking however, that  
> probably the best way to do this is to remove macports and start  
> from scratch. I'm thinking about this because I installed many  
> ports in the past that I basically don't need anymore, and other  
> times I uninstalled others but dependencies remained and so on. The  
> only thing that bothers me is that it will take again about 2 hours  
> to compile the GCC compiler.

There's no need to go to all that trouble. Try port_cutleaves, which  
helps you identify and remove unneeded ports.

sudo port install port_cutleaves

man port_cutleaves


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