Uninstalling kde3 meta-port

Leslie Jensen leslie at eskk.nu
Tue Dec 2 04:39:53 PST 2008

Jerry skrev:
> On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 08:38:02 +0100
> Leslie Jensen <leslie at eskk.nu> wrote:
>> How would you guys uninstall a meta-port?
>> I'm considering a move to kde4 but I want a clean install, so I want
>> to remove the kde3 meta-port first.
> Well, you might try navigating to the kde3 port </usr/ports/x11/kde3>
> and running: make deinstall. Alternately, you could try running
> something like 'pkg_delete'; i.e.: "pkg_delete -vdf kde-3.5.10".

Well, I tried your first suggestion before I posted, and it only removes 
the meta-port but none of the ports it has installed. The second 
suggestion I have not tried because I want it to do a recursive 
deinstall without touching any ports that are dependencies of other 
installed ports. Maybe it is as simple as pkg_delete -r, but because I 
saw what happend when deinstaling the meta-port I felt I needed to ask 
to be sure. I could ofcourse deinstall kde, kdebase, kdehier and so 
forth but I'm looking for a smarter way to do it.


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