how to deinstall the gnome2-lite port from my system completely?

richard cinema richard.cinema at
Sun Aug 7 01:38:49 GMT 2005

firstly, thanks you very much.

 i just found a another way in gnome2-faq-freebsd.
by using"# pkgdb -F
# pkg_delete -rf pkgconfig\*
# cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2-lite
# make clean
# make install clean
then it delete all the deps and also the xorgs(oh...).
i shouldn't do that until i see your reply :D
anyhow, now is compiling the stuff again.hope everything works well.

On 8/7/05, RW <list-freebsd-2004 at> wrote:
> 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"
> > command.
> 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
> delete.
> sysutils/pkg_cutleaves is another way of handling this, and doing a general
> clean-up
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