pkg_cutleaves - a bit too efficient

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Wed Mar 26 11:08:51 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...

Try portmanager. Install portmanager from ports and run portmanager -s 
 > somefile to see what is missing, portmanager -u to repair it. There 
are some other switches in the man page.

Of course if you removed something that nothing else depends on then 
even portmanager won't repair it :)


>   br - Nikolaj
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