how to deinstall the gnome2-lite port from my system completely?
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Sat Aug 6 20:43:26 GMT 2005
On Saturday 06 August 2005 15:38, richard cinema wrote:
> at first, i try to do a " make deinstall" under
> /usr/ports/x11/gnome2-lite . no error occured
> except i found all the gnome stuff stay there when i run "pkg_info"
> then. it seems the port did nothing with my "make deinstall"
gnome2-lite is a meta-port, it consists of nothing but dependencies, and
deinstalling a port does not delete dependencies.
> anybody can help me to figure out a proper solution to this problem?
> btw: i know a "silly and slow" way: use "pkg_delete -f " to delete all
> the gnome2 and gtk2 packages manually. well, it make me feel like a
> type machine:)
A number of those ports will actually be needed by non-gnome ports anyway.
You can reinstall gnome2-lite and run
pkg_deinstall -Ri gnome2-lite
this will interactively delete the metaport and it's dependencies. If you
choose to delete a dependency that is still required it will just fail to
sysutils/pkg_cutleaves is another way of handling this, and doing a general
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