ffmpeg unexpectedly uninstalled

Michael Newman mgnewman at mac.com
Mon Jan 3 23:54:16 UTC 2022

When I periodically update MacPorts I also run:
sudo port -f uninstall inactive

This seemed to work fine until last month when ffmpeg was uninstalled. I reinstalled and forgot about it.

But, it happened again yesterday:

--->  Deactivating ffmpeg @4.4.1_1+gpl2
--->  Cleaning ffmpeg
--->  Uninstalling ffmpeg @4.4.1_1+gpl2
--->  Cleaning ffmpeg

So, I reinstalled and tried:

MrMuscle:~ mnewman$ sudo port -f uninstall inactive
Error: No ports matched the given expression

I checked the "requested" ports here from a file I created for the Big Sur migration:

MrMuscle:~ mnewman$ ls -la /Users/mnewman/Desktop/requested.txt
-rwxrwxrwx@ 1 mnewman  staff  359 Jun  8  2021 /Users/mnewman/Desktop/requested.txt*
MrMuscle:~ mnewman$ grep ffmpeg /Users/mnewman/Desktop/requested.txt

So, ffmpeg is definitely a requested port.

I'm baffled. What's going on here?

Mike Newman
Korat, Thailand

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