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I was installing gimp using macport

But it takes me 2 hours to build and install the entire dependents.

So I stopped it. But no matter I use uninstall or clean command. It took me 2GB disk. I wonder how to free them? Or I need to finish install it and then uninstall?

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Try cleaning all the packages first.

sudo port clean --all all

You can also try

sudo port uninstall inactive

If those fail, add the -f flag to force the operation.

You might also be successful using.

sudo port -f install gimp

If you don't need the latest version, download the binary from the gimp website or try the native version http://gimp-app.sourceforge.net

If you have not installed any gtk2 dependents yer, you can try installing the native (non X11) version using the +quartz flag.

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See the Macports guide on port variants to show what actions you can do on a port.

To clean up a port ie remove files used in the build do port clean

To remove a port that has been built do port uninstall

These work on a single port and will not act on more than one port.

Also gimp does take a long time to install. To show whether it is doing something, install the port verbosely sudo port -v install gimp

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