Is it generally okay to uninstall all inactive leaves?

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at
Sun Feb 15 11:23:20 PST 2015

Okay, well how about something that automatically marks repeated build
dependencies as requested or some other category distinguishing it as
needed only for builds? Just so they aren't left wondering why you're left
with 502 ports on your system when you only asked for like 20 or 30...

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>

> On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 1:54 PM, Carlo Tambuatco <oraclmaster at>
> wrote:
>> Seems like macports should have an option that prunes this stuff after
>> every upgrade. It should be the port developer's responsibility to mark
>> what is needed to run their port and have the rest deleted after every
>> upgrade.
> I would not like this at all; why reinstall the same 10 or so (that "or
> so" can be quite large for gtk-based ports) build dependency ports every
> time I install some other port?
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