exclude packages in pkgtools.conf

Gautam Gopalakrishnan gautam at inspired.net.au
Fri Mar 12 14:58:47 PST 2004

On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 01:30:39 +1100, Gautam Gopalakrishnan
<gautam at inspired.net.au> wrote:
> I recently built KDE 3.2.1. When I uninstalled it (pkg_deinstall
> -R kde-3.2.1), it took vim and xpdf with it, even though I have
> been using these long before I tried KDE. I know pkg_deinstall
> has--exclude, but I did not know kde would uninstall them both.
> Do I have to specify --exclude manually everytime as I can't see
> any way to add these ports to pkgtools.conf? If it's not there,
> can it please be added (say EXCLUDE_PKGS or something)? Hope I've
> not missed anything obvious...

I was possibly very verbose and confusing. I'll try to restate.

Can I specify that a port can be uninstalled by pkg_deinstall only
if I specify the name explicitly and not as part of -R or -r? I
would not like to use --exclude everytime.


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