Proper way to clean up dependencies?

Jim Busser jbusser at
Thu Jun 24 18:35:52 PDT 2010

On 2010-05-21, at 11:27 AM, Michael_google gmail_Gersten wrote:

> Running port clean on the main port does not clean the dependencies.

If one does

	sudo port -f uninstall installed

it appears that each is followed by a "clean".

In the situation that a person was changing neither their hardware (i.e. not "retoring" a backup to some new machine) nor changing the installed Mac OS but only wishing to "start over" (for example, if they would alter build_arch), might it be a mistake to skip

	sudo port clean --work --archive all

or would it be redundant and safe to skip?

-- Jim

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