Deinstalling X-windows

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Mon Oct 16 06:18:30 PDT 2006

Chris wrote:

> Can I deep six them, or, because they are now in the base, should I keep 
> them for the
> integrity of the installation? I apologize that I can't test this 
> myself, I don't have a non-
> production machine to play with just now.
> xorg-clients-6.9.0_3 X client programs and related files from X.Org
> xorg-documents-6.9.0 Documentation of X11 protocol and libraries from X.Org
> xorg-fonts-100dpi-6.9.0_1 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-75dpi-6.9.0_1 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-cyrillic-6.9.0_1 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-encodings-6.9.0_1 X.Org font encoding files
> xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-6.9.0_1 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-truetype-6.9.0 X.Org TrueType fonts
> xorg-fonts-type1-6.9.0 X.Org Type1 fonts
> xorg-fontserver-6.9.0_1 X font server from X.Org
> xorg-libraries-6.9.0 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org
> xorg-manpages-6.9.0 X.Org library manual pages
> xorg-nestserver-6.9.0_1 Nesting X server from X.Org
> xorg-printserver-6.9.0_2 X Print server from X.Org
> xorg-vfbserver-6.9.0_2 X virtual framebuffer server from X.Org
> xterm-220           Terminal emulator for the X Window System

I assume that you do all the administration using ssh. You can tunnel X 
trough ssh if you need to, but if you never use X for managing the 
servers just deinstall.


   # pkg_delete -x xorg-

to deinstall, by default it will not deinstall if there are dependencies.

There is one package you may need even if you don't run any X apps: 
xorg-libraries. I need it to do image manipulation on the command line 
with ImageMagick.

I think you can set WITHOUT_X11=YES in your make.conf so apps won't be 
built with X in the future.

Cheers, Erik
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