On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:24:18 -0500, Richard DeLaurell <richard.delaur...@gmail.com> wrote: > I reveal my ignorance: why does this work to delete the package > > # pkg_delete -f /var/db/pkg/py24-gobject* > > > while 'pkg_delete py24-gobject*' did not?
Use the -f, Luke. The force! Use the force! :-) > Would the latter have done the trick if issued from the /var/db/pkg > directory itself? If you delete a package with -f that is required by another package, you BREAK this package. That's okay only if you're going to install the needed dependency right afterwards (by pkg_add or make). > In any event your solution does seem to have worked. It is intended to work. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"