Is It Safe To Use reclaim?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun May 3 22:26:30 UTC 2020

On May 3, 2020, at 17:08, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:

> For the ones you don't think you want, you could always deactivate them, run a port rev-upgrade, and see if anything breaks.

MacPorts would prevent you from uninstalling a port that is needed (as a library or runtime dependency) by another port.

If MacPorts allowed you to uninstall a port but rev-upgrade then reported something broken, that would be a bug in a port. (A port has forgotten to declare a dependency on the port(s) you uninstalled and has opportunistically used it. Please file a bug report for each such situation you find so that it can be corrected.)

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