Removing a port without upsetting dependencies
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Sat Dec 10 14:46:33 PST 2005
I have mplayer installed and at one stage I installed the mplayer-skins port
as well. Then I got sick of dealing with the skins port being broken a lot
because the source files are often unfetchable, so I removed the port (I
can't remember what method I used to do that now).
Ever since, when I do a portupgrade & mplayer or various ports that it is a
dependency of get updated, my ports database gets upset because those ports
are marked as having mplayer-skins as a stale dependency.
For example, today I have:
Stale dependency: mplayerplug-in-3.17 --> mplayer-skins-1.1.2_1 -- manually
run 'pkgdb -F' to fix, or specify -O to force.
I generally either delete the dependency or link it to mplayer-gtk-esound, but
the dependency comes back next time mplayerplug-in gets updated.
I assume I've just used the wrong method for deleting the mplayer-skins port &
I need to re-install & delete it the correct way. If I'm right, how should I
If not, is there a way I can permanently remove the mplayer-skins port and not
have it appear as a dependency of other ports?
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