Uninstalling Ports Question

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Tue Apr 10 21:49:46 UTC 2007

In response to "Placid Publishing, LLC" <peter at placidpublishing.net>:

> Say I have a new system with nothing installed on it yet from the ports 
> collection. Lets say I install Apache and lets say it requires php, 
> python, perl, and ruby. Now lets say I uninstall Apache with "pkg_delete 
> Apache". Will it remove php, python, perl, and ruby? Or will it leave 
> those packages? Even if nothing else is depending on them?

The system does not automatically clean up dependencies for you.  If
you uninstall a package that leave dependencies behind, you'll have to
clean them up yourself.

> If it does, how can I remove those quickly with a pkg_* command? Also, 
> what happens if other programs I installed later use php, python, or 
> perl? I'm guessing they would just be left?

Install and use ports-mgmnt/pkg_cutleaves.  It solves these problems if
you always use it to uninstall software.

Bill Moran

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