difference between deinstall and pkg_delete?

Mikhail Goriachev mikhailg at webanoide.org
Fri Jun 2 00:53:41 PDT 2006

Jon Falconer wrote:
> Greetings,
> I see in the man page for ports the following:
>      reinstall        Use this to restore a port after using pkg_delete(1)
>                       when you should have used deinstall.
> So I'm wondering what is the difference between pkg_delete and using "make
> deinstall" from within the ports directory? What does "make deinstall" do
> that pkg_delete does not do? What does pkg_delete do that "make deinstall"
> does not do?


This will point you in the right direction:


man pkg_delete
man pkg_deinstall


Mikhail Goriachev

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