Uninstall a port and ONLY THAT PORT's dependencies?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Oct 1 16:58:51 UTC 2017

On Oct 1, 2017, at 11:57, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Oct 1, 2017, at 05:50, Carlo Tambuatco wrote:
>> Is there a way to uninstall a port and only those ports that are dependencies of just that port?
>> So I want to uninstall port A and dependencies of A: dep(A) but not dep(A,B,C,…) where 
>> dep(A,B,C…) are dependencies of A and B and C, etc…
> Not particularly.
> What you can do is uninstall port A.
> Then you can run "port installed leaves" to show a list of the ports that are installed but that you have not requested. (If the list is inaccurate -- if ports are on the list that you actually want -- you can tell MacPorts by using "sudo port setrequested X" where X is the port you want to keep.) Then, once "port installed leaves" correctly represents the list of ports you don't want, you can uninstall them with "sudo port uninstall leaves".
> You may need to repeat this several times, until the list is empty.

I should clarify -- "leaves" are the ports that you have not requested *and* that are not dependencies of anything.

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