need to uninstall all inactive ports

Rainer Müller raimue at
Wed Feb 4 07:50:22 PST 2009

S. M. Ibrahim (Lavlu) wrote:
> i am using macports for last 6 months. recently when i was cleaning my
> hdd for some free space, i saw /opt/local folder size is 11GB :(
> i want to remove all unnecessary package + libs and also the orphan
> packages. and at the time of upgrade i didn't use -uR , lots of package
> have more then 1 inactive version.

You can use this to remove inactive ports:
  sudo port uninstall inactive

You will gain additional space by removing downloaded distfiles with:
  sudo port clean --all installed

But there is no way to find orphaned ports, as MacPorts does not track
if ports are installed as dependency or by request. But there is the
tool port_cutleaves which allows to remove possible no longer needed ports.

  sudo port install port_cutleaves
  sudo port_cutleaves


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