Reclaim was not 'safe'

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed May 12 23:53:52 UTC 2021

On May 11, 2021, at 02:28, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On 11 May 2021, at 01:11, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> The port-reclaim(1) manpage and `port help reclaim` say:
>> "port reclaim will find files that can be removed to reclaim disk space by uninstalling inactive ports on your system as well as unnecessary unrequested ports, and removing unneeded or unused installation files. The user is then provided interactive options for files to remove. No files are removed initially, until the user selects them from the provided list."
> When I wrote “man page/help of reclaim said it would not remove active installs” I should have written “man page/help said of/about reclaim it would not remove active installs”. I did not say ‘port help reclaim’ or man port-reclaim’. I used the main ‘man port’. 
> Where the flag is described ‘port help’ or 'man port' only says:
>        reclaim
>            Reclaims disk space by uninstalling inactive ports and removing unneeded installation files.
> It doesn’t mention that it removes anything but inactive ports. This is what made me not care about lists being presented. Beside, tThe list was huge, most of it py38 or p5 somethings. So, I trusted that statement (which turned out to be not completely true)
> My suggestion would be to adapt the main port help.

Thanks for clarifying. I agree we should fix the wording of the main manpage.

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