Best way to exterminate a port

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Tue Jul 12 08:25:27 UTC 2016

On 12/07/2016 01:27, bob prohaska wrote:
> Is there an easy way to "rip out by the roots" a botched
> port install and start over, including re-doing all the
> configuration dialogs of the port and its dependencies?
> Thanks for reading,

# cd /usr/ports/some/thing
# make rmconfig-recursive
# make config-recursive

This will delete any config settings for the port and all of its
dependencies, then bring up the config dialogue again for all of those.



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