Desktop rebuild

RW fbsd06 at
Fri Apr 27 20:07:15 UTC 2007

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:34:40 -0700
"Derrick Ryalls" <ryallsd at> wrote:

> I have a laptop that I am currently updating world to the latest from
> the v6 branch, once that is done I want to completely start fresh with
> the GUI.  Right now I have gnome in a mostly working state, a mostly
> out of date KDE and a bunch of other random crud I have installed over
> the last 16 months or so.  Instead of trying to use portupgrade and
> have it fail out/fix/restart, I was thinking life would be easier if I
> just removed anything graphical and start that from scratch.  This way
> all my settings/data remain intact and I can just do a pkg install the
> new stuff.
> Is anyone aware of a quick/safe way of blowing away nearly all
> installed apps as such to start from near scratch.  I do use bash and
> probably a couple other non-GUI installs, so I didn't necessarily want
> to kill _all_ installed ports/pkgs but I might be willing to do that
> if needed.

If I were you I'd just get a list of ports-origins 

pkg_info -oqa > portlist

and then just delete the lot.

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