Reinstalling a package

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Thu Jul 1 09:56:33 UTC 2010

Alejandro Imass wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Chris Stankevitz
> <chrisstankevitz at> wrote:
>> In the above post, a FreeBSD GNOME team member recommends "rebuilding and reinstalling sysutils/polkit, sysutils/policykit, and sysutils/consolekit".
>> Q: How do I "rebuild and reinstall" these applications when they were installed originally via "pkg_add -r gnome2"?
>> A: "pkg_add -r polkit" [fails with the message "already installed"]
> I have the same problem and asked a while back but got no answer. My
> Gnome is partially broken because of a stupid libpng and libjpg
> upgrade and I would like to re-install the whole thing from binary.
>> Thank you,
>> Chris
To reinstall a package you must first delete it.
Do pkg_info | grep pkgname to get its full name.
Then pkg_delete fullpkgname
them pkg_add -r pkgname

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