Can't "uninstall perl"

Stephen Rasku macports at
Thu Jun 20 09:40:17 PDT 2013

Arggh!  I ran "uninstall perl" instead of "port uninstall perl".

Now, I've run the correct command but I am getting conflicting information:

$ sudo port uninstall perl
$ port list perl
$ which perl

What am I missing here?


On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Stephen Rasku <macports at>wrote:
>> I am trying to uninstall perl from MacPorts.  I want to run a vanilla
>> Perl installation (i.e. the default Apple one).  I get the following output:
>> Preparing Uninstall...
>> which perl
>> Uninstall Began...
>> Uninstall Failed...
>> Reason: ErrorMissingBundle
> This doesn't look like output from the `port` command?
> There is no port called simply `perl`. There *is* a `perl5` port, but
> uninstalling it won't accomplish much because it simply installs as a
> dependency a particular Perl version port (e.g. `perl5.12`).
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