More than one version

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jul 27 19:22:24 PDT 2012

On Jul 27, 2012, at 11:54, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at> wrote:

>> 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.

As explained in the FAQ:

You want "port installed", "port installed inactive", etc.

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