how to start over with respect to ports
mezz7 at cox.net
Tue Jan 18 20:36:17 PST 2005
On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:20:53 -0500, Jason Trickett <jstrickett at cogeco.ca>
> Michael C. Shultz said the following on 1/18/2005 10:29 PM:
>> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 07:26 pm, Jason Trickett wrote:
>>> I just want reset my ports and delete any that were built so far. Do
>>> I have to do it individually, or (hopefully) all at once. I want to
>>> go back to just using packages until I am more comfortable using the
>>> ports system. If answering please provide a detailed, easy-to-follow
>>> answer. I'd rather not have to reinstall the whole thing. Thanks.
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>> pkg_delete -f * will probably work for you.
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> Won't this get rid of binary packages too?
Yes, it will remove any packages and ports.
> I want to keep my gnome system et al. - I just want to get rid of any
> port(s) that I ended up compiling/installing.
It's impossible to do something like this beside manual by hand. port and
package register in database in the same way.
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