More than one version

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Fri Jul 27 09:54:35 PDT 2012

> As I was trying to understand a universal build I built a few ports again as universal. No sense on my machine and for example when I do a port list installed I get three versions of boehmgc all with the same version number, @7.2c. When I do port list inactive I get 2 versions of the same but no way to tell which is which. If I do sudo port install boehmgc, macports understands and deactivates the universal build andactivates the ppc build. Now, how do I tell macports to uninstall the inactive versions and tell them apart in a listing? I might have gotten it wrong when i tried the -u option with install but before i go on and make a further mess I thought that I would ask the group.

port echo gets you information for that specific instance of a port.
port list gets you information about the current port.

running `port list installed` will show you the same information repeated for each port because it's pulling the current version's info only.

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