problem installing gnureadline
cal at macports.org
Thu Apr 19 06:03:23 UTC 2018
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 03:44:50PM +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
> > But if one erases everything along the
> > https://guide.macports.org/chunked/installing.macports.uninstalling.html
> > what is the use to run macports uninstall ? Isn’t everything wiped
> > out once /opt/local is erased ?
> The page first describes the uninstall command. That will be enough
> for many. The 'rm -rf' is described as a second option, if you
> *really* want to get rid of everything. You can run one or the other,
> take you pick. You can run both, but indeed once you run the second
> whether or not you ran he first is a moot point, its redundant.
No, these are not options. The two steps are meant to be run in-order.
Ports can (and a few exotic ones will) install files in other locations
in the filesystem that are not covered by the rm -rf in the second step.
If you do not uninstall the ports (or at least deactivate them), these
files would be left on your disk, and the next installation of one of
these ports would fail with the same problem you've been seeing.
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