Uninstall MacPorts with no password

Andrea D'Amore and.damore at macports.org
Tue May 18 03:32:25 PDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Paul Morgan
<paulmorgan at farrellheyworth.co.uk> wrote:
> MacPorts and installed Python 2.5 using it.
> The install failed to complete and raised errors.

You should report the errors.

> Digging around I found the errors are because Python 2.5 is already
> installed on Snow Leopard, so all I have done is corrupt my pre-exisitng
> installation.


> I now want to remove the files added by MacPorts and then uninstall
> MacPorts.

You can keep following the instructions.

> I am typing sudo port -f uninstall installed.
> This asks me for a password to proceed.
> I have no password. I have never been given a password by MacPorts and I do
> not have a password set up on my Mac.
> However, when I click Return after being prompted for a password it says
> Sorry, try again.
> Any clues?

Not related to macports <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4103?viewlocale=en_US>

> Help? Can I remove the software in any other way?

System Preferences -> Users -> change password


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