Un-GNOME-ing a FreeBSD box
brett at lariat.org
Sun Dec 12 15:14:45 PST 2004
At 10:56 AM 12/12/2004, Paul Mather wrote:
>On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:54:18 -0700, Brett Glass <brett at lariat.org>
>> Again, I really find it hard to believe that there would be no
>> for deleting a port AND the ports on which it depends cleanly. I tend
>> to use a minimal number of ports and packages, and so didn't realize
>> that this was such a difficult thing until now.
>The problem with deleting a port and the ports on which it depends
>cleanly is that there may be other ports depending on a dependency. So,
>there needs to be some arbitration to decide what legitimately should go
>and which should stay.
What's needed is a way of doing "garbage collection" -- reference counts
plus a way of resolving circular dependencies (which reference counts
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