remove old installations

Scott Webster sewebster at
Thu Dec 1 16:16:55 PST 2011

Why does it need to fetch again if it's already got the file?


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at> wrote:
>> Perhaps this is terribly naive:  what about
>> sudo port clean --all portname
> Yes that does it.
> Maybe what it could do it warn when it's doing a "dirty" installation,
> so that it's clearer more quickly why something may have failed (i.e.
> you see
> $ port install xxx
> warning: installing over a previous installation
> ...
> fetch failed please check your log
> (it's more immediately obvious *why* the fetch may have failed).
> -r
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