pkg_add/delete questions

Jonathan Horne freebsd at
Mon Oct 23 02:07:48 UTC 2006

On Sunday 22 October 2006 20:52, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
> Hi,
> I have several questions:
> 1. If I install a particular package, its dependencies will be
> installed as well. Now if I remove it later using pkg_delete, only
> that package will be removed and not the dependencies. The reason I
> guess is because some other packages may be dependent on those
> dependencies as well. Is there a way to remove a particular package
> and all of its dependencies (given that no other package is dependent
> on those dependencies)?
> 2. Is it possible to tell pkg_add to just fetch the package and not
> install them? My goal is to use my Internet conn

this query would be easily answered by 'man pkg_add' and 'man pkg_delete'.

ill hint you that you are looking for -r and a -n.


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