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Scott Webster sewebster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 16:46:14 PST 2012

Should the instructions say to uninstall ports before doing any
upgrading, in case the upgrade breaks macports?


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 17:26, Jacob Schwartz wrote:
>>> The migration instructions do have you uninstall and reinstall all ports.
>> Yes, I wasn't saying that they were functionally different.  I was
>> saying that the time to get to the same result was orders of magnitude
>> faster.  The uninstall command was taking forever.  If I could achieve
>> the same result in seconds using "rm", I'd prefer to do that.
> It is preferable to use "sudo port uninstall", if it works, since that will also uninstall any files certain ports might have installed to unexpected locations that are not listed in the generic catch-all uninstall instructions.
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