Cmake failed to build & GIMP Inkscape Gnumeric do not start

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Apr 14 05:52:37 PDT 2015

On Apr 13, 2015, at 12:35 PM, Eneko Gotzon wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Michael Dickens wrote:
>> try​ cleaning each…
> I frequently run:
> sudo port clean --all installed​ 

There's no particular need to do that. It may help reclaim some disk space, but probably not all the disk space that could be reclaimed, and it may remove some files that you need later: Cleaning --all removes distfiles as well; perhaps you'll need those again later if you rebuild the port with different options or if a revision increase occurs; in that case, you'll waste time downloading the distfiles again. And cleaning only the installed ports won't help you build ports that aren't yet installed that have prior failed build attempts.

The guidance in our ticket filing instructions stands: if a build fails, clean the port and try again before reporting a problem.

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