Effing HAL

Matt datahead4 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 00:18:09 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM, Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/10/29 Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com>
> The whole Xorg thing, at least on FreeBSD, is just a minefield. I like to
> remove unnecessary packages, to save space for when I do backups. I don't
> have an Nvidia card on this box so:
> pkg_delete xf86-video-nv-2.1.13
> pkg_delete: package 'xf86-video-nv-2.1.13' is required by these other
> packages
> and may not be deinstalled:
> xorg-drivers-7.4_1
> xorg-7.4_1
> Great. So what is the point in having a separate package if I can't remove
> that damn thing? I know I can pkg_delete -f, but why make it hard?

The xorg and xorg-drivers ports are meta ports meant to make it easier
to just install _everything_ related to those two items.  They don't
actually install anything themselves.  You can safely delete those two
ports and then the xf86-video-nv port will not complain about being
required by other ports.


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