p5.22-specio failed to uninstall

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at macports.org
Sun Nov 20 19:38:05 CET 2016

> On Nov 19, 2016, at 7:52 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> Doing my weekly "port -u uninstall", I get:
> --->  Unable to uninstall p5.22-specio @0.280.0_0, the following ports depend on it:
> --->  	p5.22-datetime-locale @1.80.0_0
> --->  	p5.22-datetime-timezone @2.50.0_0
> Error: org.macports.uninstall for port p5.22-specio returned: Please uninstall the ports that depend on p5.22-specio first.
> Shouldn't those dependencies have been uninstalled for me?

(a) You mean dependents.

(b) No, MacPorts does not automatically uninstall either dependencies or
dependents. You have to tell it to explicitly do so:

	sudo port uninstall --follow-dependencies foo
	sudo port uninstall --follow-dependents foo


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