Request for support

David Strubbe dstrubbe at
Sun Mar 12 21:45:17 UTC 2023

Dear Sarah,

The info at
only says that uninstalling is a drastic step in the context of trying to
solve some issue with macports (i.e. it could probably solved without
uninstalling). But there is no problem with uninstalling macports
otherwise. You can just follow the steps at that link.


On Sun, Mar 12, 2023 at 2:36 PM Sarah Zinsmeister <sarah.zinsmeister at>

> Dear Macports-User,
> I am unfortunately as other than an IT expert, so because I actually
> thought this was a program to back up websites, I installed Macports. If I
> have understood that rudimentary somehow, Macports would just now allow me
> to install e.g. non-Mac-compatible software. Well, I did not want or I also
> have no idea what negative effects this could now have on my macbook. I'm
> also trying to get support from IT friends, but maybe someone can answer my
> very simple question: How can I uninstall macports again and does it also
> pose risks to me if I did nothing with the program? (I write you because in
> the FAQs it says: It’s a drastic step.)
> Thank you so much in advance! And sorry for this absolutely beginner
> action / question.
> Kind regards,
> Sarah
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