On Mon, 8 May 2000, Mike Pritchard wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 02:10:28AM -0400, Kenneth Wayne Culver wrote:
> > I have a suggestion for pkg_delete: Very often when I'm deleting a package
> > (such as kde, after testing the port) I want to delete that package, and
> > all it's dependancies; instead of going around looking for the
> > dependancies, I think it would be a nice idea to add an option to
> > pkg_delete to automatically delete all dependancies that aren't currently
> > used by anything else. If nobody is interested in doing this, I can do it
> > when I have some spare time (finals here at school). And then submit
> > patches.
> That would have saved me a *lot* of time about a month ago when I
> went and weeded out all of my packages when my /usr filled up.
> I basically did what you are proposing by hand and it took forever.
> e.g. pkg_delete some_package - oops, it depends on pkg_xxx, delete that,
> oops, it depends on pkg_xxx2, and so on, when in reality that only
> reason any of those additional packages were installed were for the
> original package.
I just go to /var/db/pkg and type 'pkg_delete kde*' a few times. After a
while they all get deleted.
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