Distributions remaining

David Evans devans at macports.org
Fri Jan 3 21:14:28 PST 2014

On 1/3/14 6:54 PM, Adam Dershowitz Ph.D., P.E. wrote:
> It seems that when I upgrade ports, whether I uninstall the old
> version or not, that the distribution files remain.  I have installed
> with the “-u” and have also just unstalled the inactive ports, after
> an upgrade.  Yet, I see all my old distribution files remaining in
> /opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/.  
> Is this expected behavior?  I don’t recall noticing this from prior to
> 10.9 and 2.2.1.   
> Is there a way to get rid of the distribution files for ports that are
> no longer the installed versions?  For example I tried to do a clean
> like this:
> sudo port clean --dist inactive
> But these remain:
> ls /opt/local//var/macports/distfiles/sqlite3
> sqlite-autoconf-3071600.tar.gzsqlite-autoconf-3071602.tar.gzsqlite-autoconf-3080000.tar.gzsqlite-autoconf-3080100.tar.gz
> sqlite-autoconf-3071601.tar.gzsqlite-autoconf-3071700.tar.gzsqlite-autoconf-3080002.tar.gz
> I believe that the reason that the clean like that didn’t work is
> because I had removed my old versions of sqlite3, so they are not
> inactive.  
> port installed sqlite3
> The following ports are currently installed:
>   sqlite3 @3.8.2_0+universal (active)
> So, I would like to be able to clean the distributions for all things
> that are not installed, but leave the distributions for anything that
> I have either active or inactive.  Is there a way to do that?
> --Adam
How about

sudo port clean --dist not installed

if that doesn't work you may have to just remove them manually.


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