MacPorts .mp_* files

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Jun 15 03:41:41 PDT 2009

On Jun 15, 2009, at 04:55, Wouter Eerdekens wrote:

> While browsing my MacPorts tree in /opt/local, I found a lot of files
> with an .mp_* extension.


> What are these? I can only
> assume they're some kind of backup (made during an upgrade of a
> certain port?)


> Are these files safe to delete blindly, and why are they there in the
> first place?

When you use the -f flag to force a port install because some files  
were in the way, the files that were in the way get renamed with  
a .mp_* extension. You're probably safe deleting these files.

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