Distributions remaining

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at macports.org
Fri Jan 3 22:41:23 PST 2014

On Jan 3, 2014, at 9:54 PM, Adam Dershowitz Ph.D., P.E. <dersh at alum.mit.edu> 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.

This is indeed expected behavior and has been since before either Mavericks or MacPorts 2.2.1.

> Is there a way to get rid of the distribution files for ports that are no longer the installed versions?

No, not really.



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