On Saturday 28 July 2007 20:23:16 Erik Trulsson wrote:
Short answer: It is perfectly normal. Don't worry.
The reason you have all of them installed is that some ports need one of
them, and others need another one etc.
It is perfectly safe to have all of them installed at the same time.
You can delete any or all of them if you wish, but don't be surprised if
they get pulled in again by one port or another.
In Linux, I occasionally have compiling problems when I have two versions of
automake installed. Removing the ones that are not needed fixes the problem.
I usually delete the older one[s] if I see duplicates in my portversion
list, and let the resultant "stale links" [if any] resolve themselves to
point at the latest version. That shouldn't be dangerous, right? I find
portsdb generally does the Right Thing.
I don't think it's caused me any problems [yet].
Adam J Richardson
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