stay up to date with ports and packages, problem

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sat May 19 15:59:16 UTC 2012

On 19/05/2012 16:07, Warren Block wrote:
> The -f is probably not needed.  I've done this rarely enough to not
> recall, but -a should sort everything in the right order so dependencies
> are uninstalled in order.

I find that 'pkg_delete -af' gives more reliable results.  Agreed, it
should not be necessary but sometimes the dependency relationships
between ports aren't generated quite right, and '-f' just lets
pkg_delete do its thing without worrying about that -- not that
dependency ordering matters at all when you're deleting everything in
any case.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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