On 25/01/07, Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
In response to "O. Hartmann" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> Well,
> I use portsnap and portupgrade on a regular basis and therefore I could
> watch very often the rebuild of ports - a nice and neat thing of FreeBSD.
> Bit sometimes I or someone else installs ports an they install
> dependencies and then he/she or I decide to kill/delete a specific port,
> but very often dependencies remains on the system and doing this
> deletion a couple of times will end in some 'zombie' remains of ports.
> Is there a way cleaning up automatically a messy ports collection? Like
> portupgrade does, only the opposite way, not rebuilding/reinstalling a
> rebuilt/upgraded port, looking for stale ports never used anymore by
> another port?


portupgrade includes pkg_deinstall, which has switch
to recursively remove all dependancies which are no
longer used by any other pkg/port, which is a way to
head this sort of thing off at the pass.

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