pkg_cutleaves - a bit too efficient

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Mar 25 18:26:18 PDT 2008

Nikolaj Thygesen wrote:
> Hi list,
>   In order to tighten up my fbsd installation I decided to try out 
> pkg_cutleaves. I wasn't really too worried, as I figured I could always 
> run portupgrade if I removed one package too many - and so I did it 
> appears. Portupgrade doesn't bring anything back though. I've tried 
> running pkgdb with a number of different parameters including -L and -F, 
> but nothing really does me any good. What can I do to make 
> ports/packages realize I'm in need of a few more packages??
>   The particular symptom isn't too bad though. The background of my 
> Gnome desktop doesn't respond to mouse clicks, and my wallpaper is gone, 
> but still...

You will have to reinstall whatever packages you mistakenly removed. 
Once they are removed, they are gone for good.  If you removed parts of 
GNOME, try reinstalling the x11/gnome2 port.


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