On Monday 24 September 2007 14:50:20 Robert Huff wrote: > Wojciech Puchar writes: > > > My problem, many times I install some software from ports, it install > > > the dependency software. Then after some time, I find that software > > > isn't what I want, and deinstall it. At this point, the dependency > > > software isn't necessary as well. Is there a way to clean them > > > automatically, like the apt-get autoremove in the Ubuntu system. > > > > possibly there are better methods but i do: > > Also: ports-mgt/pkg_cutleaves. > Personally, I distrust anything involving the term > "autoatically remove", doubly so when it involves recursion. All it > takes is one bug in the script, or fumble-fingers at the keyboard, > and you're looking at major re-installation. This is a job for the > Mk. I eyeball.
pkg_cutleaves works interactively by default and can be aborted at any time. I'm of the same mindset, still pkg_cutleaves does it's job very well: - Reads config file of leaves to keep, so you don't have to answer the same questions on each run - Builds a list of current leaves, asks you whether to deinstall and *then* deinstalls those leaves (not between each answer - fumble finger protection!) - Gives the option re-evaluate leaves after a run, so you can optionally remove dependencies of deinstalled packages (recursive, yet not recursive). I typically run it as pkg_cutleaves -xg, so that new "Kept" packages are added to the config file automatically. -- Mel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"