Mackports - short guide
This is super short macports guide. This article is an ongoing work in progress. I am adding more and more stuff here every time I encounter a problem or something interesting.
If you looking for full official guide, just follow the link.
Activating, deactivating packages
sudo port deactivate firstname.lastname@example.org_0+q1 sudo port activate email@example.com_0+q2
Uninstall port with its dependencies:
sudo port uninstall --follow-dependencies portname
Uninstall old versions of ports:
sudo port uninstall inactive
It may reveal a few more leaves (i.e. ports that are dependencies of ports that are installed, but inactive).
List all unrequested ports:
sudo port echo leaves
One of features of the 2.x version is tracking “requested” versus “unrequested” port installations. Unrequested ports are installed as a result of being a dependency for another port installation.
leavesis a pseudo-portname expanding to all the unrequested ports. It can be used to “clean up” unneeded ports skipped during uninstallation (if you forgot
Uninstall any remaining leaves:
sudo port uninstall leaves
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