I don't understand this
pauls at utdallas.edu
Mon Oct 15 09:06:08 PDT 2007
--On Monday, October 15, 2007 10:36:57 -0400 Peter Beckman
<beckman at angryox.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2007, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> Well, I'll tell you why *I* had trouble with it. When you run "make
>> install clean" on the php?-extensions port, it *installs* the
>> extensions. Naturally, I expected that when I ran the uninstall, it
>> would uninstall the same ports that it installed previously. In fact,
>> when you uninstall the php4-extensions port, it *says* it uninstalled,
>> but it *does* nothing. It doesn't even remove the ports from the ports
>> db - nor does it remove the files installed with each extension port.
>> That's *not* expected behavior for a port.
>> I had no problem correcting the problem, but I should have had to. If
>> it's not possible to uninstall the extensions ports from
>> php4-extensions, then it should tell you that when you try to run
>> deinstall. For me it was a minor inconvenience. For a newbie, it
>> could be a disaster.
> Easy solution -- when doing a 'make deinstall' from the php?-extensions
> port, simply post a message after deinstalling the meta port:
> "WARNING: deinstallation of php?-extensions does NOT deinstall any
> php?-* ports install. If it is your intension to deinstall any php?-*
> ports installed by php?-extensions, " ... insert proper way to do so
> here ...
> That protect newbies from the same mis-assumption that Paul had, teach
> newbies and experienced FreeBSD admins the "right way" and how
> work in FreeBSD, and still protect the whole concept behind how
Bingo! Also, I'm wondering if it's possible to run "pkg_deinstall -r" in
the meta port to remove all the ports that depend upon it.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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