Inconsistent list of inactive ports with "port list inactive" command

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Fri Apr 9 08:22:07 PDT 2010

On Apr 7, 2010, at 9:26 AM, Marko Käning wrote:

>> If there is a bug, it's that the commands are somewhat confusing.
> Yep, they are.
>> the output of 'port list inactive' is correct (although not very  
>> useful) if you understand the port command syntax.
> You can say that again: "not very useful"! :)
> Where is the point to list the inactive versions using said command  
> and you still get the installed version?!
> I do NOT understand why the port command does it this way. It  
> renders this command useless if you want to get a list of inactive  
> installs.

port installed
port installed inactive
port installed active

// Brad

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