How to remove inactive ports?

Scott Haneda talklists at
Sun Feb 7 16:49:28 PST 2010

On Feb 7, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>  

> You may also be interested in the port_cutleaves command (which can  
> be installed by installing the port_cutleaves port) which will guide  
> you through removing ports you no longer need, including inactive  
> ports and any others that are not referenced as a dependency by any  
> other port.

Port port_cutleaves is referenced significantly on MacPorts. It  
appears solid and dies what it needs to do. I've never used it before.

Willit allow the removal of master ports not in use, plus whatever  
dependency cruft that may lurking around?

If so, this is valuable, how come it is not built into MacPorts? Or  
perhaps that is in fact a longer term goal?

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