Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#51499 new enhancement

Propose --follow-dependents

Reported by: Liontooth (David Liontooth) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 2.3.4
Keywords: Cc: kurthindenburg (Kurt Hindenburg)


When an uninstall command fails because of dependents, the user is prompted to uninstall the dependents first:

# port uninstall gimp2 @2.8.2_2+help_browser+python27
--->  Unable to uninstall gimp2 @2.8.2_2+help_browser+python27, the following ports depend on it:
--->    gimp-app @2.8.0_0
--->    gimp-app @2.8.2_0
--->    gimp-gap @2.6.0_5
--->    gimp-jp2 @2.2.0_4
--->    gimp-jp2 @2.2.0_5
--->    gimp-lqr-plugin @0.7.1_1
--->    gutenprint @5.2.7_0
--->    gutenprint @5.2.7_1
--->    icns-gimp @0.1_1
--->    ufraw @0.18_2
--->    xsane @0.998_0
--->    xsane @0.998_1
Error: org.macports.uninstall for port gimp2 returned: Please uninstall the ports that depend on gimp2 first.

When this error is triggered, could the feedback add,

Please uninstall the ports that depend on gimp2 first, or use uninstall --follow-dependents

You wrote the code, tell people about it, make everybody happy.

Cheers, Dave

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Keywords: uninstall dependents removed

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by kurthindenburg (Kurt Hindenburg)

Cc: kurthindenburg added

With recent macports versions, the user is prompted with a question:

Note: It is not recommended to uninstall/deactivate a port that has dependents as it breaks the dependents.
The following ports will break: XYZ
Continue? [y/N]:

To get the old version, use -N so I still guess the text output could still be changed.

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