Ticket #35599 (closed defect: duplicate)
"port uninstall inactive" unable to remove p5-xml-parser
|Reported by:||sam.halliday@…||Owned by:||macports-tickets@…|
Description (last modified by ryandesign@…) (diff)
When running the above command, I get the following failure, which happens quite often (not always the same packages)
$ sudo port uninstall inactive ---> Unable to uninstall p5-xml-parser @2.400.0_4, the following ports depend on it: ---> policykit @0.103_1 Error: org.macports.uninstall for port p5-xml-parser returned: Please uninstall the ports that depend on p5-xml-parser first. Please see the log file for port p5-xml-parser for details: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_registry_portfiles_p5-xml-parser_2.400.0_4/p5-xml-parser/main.log Warning: Failed to execute portfile from registry for p5-xml-parser @2.400.0_4 ---> Unable to uninstall p5-xml-parser @2.400.0_4, the following ports depend on it: ---> policykit @0.103_1 Error: port uninstall failed: Please uninstall the ports that depend on p5-xml-parser first.
I consider this to be a bug because nothing should be marked as "inactive" if it is actually being used by something else.
In order to uninstall any other "inactive" ports (if there are any), I usually have to specify their version number, e.g. sudo port uninstall py27-lxml @2.3_0
$sudo port list inactive p5-xml-parser @2.400.0 perl/p5-xml-parser