How to remove inactive ports?

Dr. Rolf Jansen rj at
Sun Feb 7 10:32:29 PST 2010

Am 07.02.2010 um 16:10 schrieb Joshua Root:
> On 2010-2-8 04:51 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Feb 7, 2010, at 11:48, Joachim Osnabryg wrote:
>>> With which command can the inactive (meanwhile updated) ports be  
>>> removed?
>> The simplest available command would be:
>> sudo port uninstall inactive
> There's also the example given in the man page:
> port -u uninstall

I am not a native english speaker, and perhaps therefore

    "To uninstall all installed but inactive ports, use -u."

sounded to me like "uninstall -u" would remove everything except  
inactive ports. Needless to say, that I never used this crazy command.  
Perhaps it would not harm to make the description more clear to non- 
native speakers. How about:

    "To uninstall all installed inactive ports, use -u."

Best regards


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