How to best clean old Perl installations directories

Rodolfo Aramayo raramayo at
Mon Jul 2 08:48:12 PDT 2012

and Yes I only use the MacPorts command line


On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Arno Hautala <arno at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Rodolfo Aramayo <raramayo at> wrote:
>> /opt/local/lib/perl5/
>> I have the following directories:
>> [...]
>> Why where the Perl 5.12 directories not removed?
>> Is there a safe way or proper way to removed these directories?
> Are those directories empty?
> Do you still need any of the p5.12 ports? They wouldn't have been
> automatically removed by just installing the 5.14 versions.
> You should be able to see what ports are installed with:
> port installed p5.12-*
> You could then remove all of those, except for any that are deps of
> other installed ports with:
> port -p uninstall p5.12
> The '-p' should keep the uninstall going even if there are some that
> can't be removed.
> In general, you should only interact with MacPorts installed files
> through the port command. It's typically best to not manually cleanup
> the opt directory.
> --
> arno  s  hautala    /-|   arno at
> pgp b2c9d448

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