Removing Port Directories

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Sun Jun 4 13:56:23 PDT 2006

On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 01:05:21PM -0500, Jacob Jennings wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a way to remove unwanted port directories
> such as /usr/ports/biology, /usr/ports/astro, etc. without the system
> coughing a hairball, or could I just manually delete them with a "rm
> -fR"?

You could do a 'rm -fR' relatively safely. Many port rely on other
ports. If these live in the the categories you have removed then
upgrading or installing these port could fail. This is nothing critical
and you should be able to fix this later.

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