Is it generally okay to uninstall all inactive leaves?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sun Feb 15 11:30:40 PST 2015

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Carlo Tambuatco <oraclmaster at>

> 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...

That's more likely to be library deps though, and those will get quite
large for some ports. And removing one of those very probably *will* break
things (and MacPorts will warn you not to do it). There's just nothing to
be done about e.g. gtk-based ports having sometimes hundreds of

I will note that the build dependency issue is also present with Debian's
"apt-get autoremove"; there are no good solutions.

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