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
Thanks a lot in advance,
P.S. I'm not very familiar with the complexicity of the pkgtoolset and
ports collection, sorry.
I've always used pkg_rmleaves... pops up a nice little dialog listing all
the ports that aren't required by any other ports... check the ones you
want to get rid of... on my non-serious boxes I tend to check anything I
don't recognize and/or things I know I want gone.
Then it repeats the process with any new ports that are no longer required
due to anything you just removed.
Seems to work pretty well for me...
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