How do I prevent a port from installing?

Tino Engel elrap at
Thu Nov 22 21:50:29 PST 2007

David Benfell schrieb:
> Hello all,
> I don't know what the story is, but Java is locking up my
> system badly.  Even if I knew how to get details, I wouldn't
> be able to because the system is completely unresponsive.
> As a workaround, I have gone into /usr/ports/distfiles and
> renamed the jdk* files to names with DO-NOT-INSTALL in
> capital letters and linked the original filenames to /dev/null.
> I do not want java installing again on this system ever under
> any circumstances.
> With java, at least, I believe I have to download the files by
> hand if there is ever an update.  But what if I identify other
> ports that are causing me problems?
> Also, in deinstalling jdk, I found that apache-ant relied upon
> it, but I couldn't see what depended on apache-ant.  Is there
> a workaround for apache-ant?
> Thanks!
A way to prevent java from installing would be to do
chmod 000 /usr/ports/java/*jre* /usr/ports/java/*jdk*


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