ffmpeg unexpectedly uninstalled

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jan 4 09:36:12 UTC 2022

On Jan 4, 2022, at 02:24, Mick wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 04, 2022 at 08:56:43AM +0700, Michael Newman via macports-users wrote:
>> I'm using the -f option because I copied it from some recommendation I read somewhere. I'm not smart enough to figure things like this out myself so I usually rely on what I find by searching. For years I just ran:
>> sudo port selfupdate
>> sudo port upgrade outdated
>> But then I read somewhere that to remove unneeded junk I should also run:
>> sudo port -f clean --all all
>> sudo port -f uninstall inactive
>> sudo port uninstall leaves
> What I usually do, is:
>  sudo port selfupdate
>  sudo port -u upgrade outdated
> I read quite recently in the port documentation (man port) about the 
> usage of that "-u" option, which does exactly what you want, that is 
> removing inactive ports.

Note that the "-u" option has two different functions depending on what command you use it with.

When used with upgrade (sudo port -u upgrade xxx), -u means uninstall the old version(s) of the port that's being upgraded (xxx).

When used with uninstall (sudo port -u uninstall), -u means uninstall *all* inactive ports. I find this double meaning confusing and wish we would remove this second usage, since it can be achieved with the clearer "sudo port uninstall inactive". I proposed this removal ten years ago: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/33933

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