Reclaim was not 'safe'

Bill Cole macportsusers-20171215 at
Wed May 12 18:44:38 UTC 2021

On 2021-05-10 at 12:47:35 UTC-0400 (Mon, 10 May 2021 09:47:35 -0700)
Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at>
is rumored to have said:

>> Isn't that just sudo port setrequested installed
> That’s what I’ve always done to avoid this, also having been 
> burned by it once years ago:
> sudo port setrequested installed

That basically eliminates the first stage of "reclaim" from ever doing 
anything, which may not be a bad idea as it currently stands. Also, it 
is probably better to use 'active' rather than 'installed' as there's no 
point in marking deactivated ports (generally speaking: old versions) as 

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