You are looking for the 'sysutils/portupgrade' port. It installs a tool
called pkg_deinstall.

So to achieve what you described, you would run 'pkg_deinstall -R A' 
and it would deinstall 'A' and any of its "orphaned" dependencies, ie.
B, C, D but not E.

Seeya...Q 

On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 21:41, Michael Lee wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I have a question about uninstalling port.
> 
> Say, there are 5 applications -- A, B, C, D, E
> 
> Installing A depends on B,C,D, and E.
> There is no problem that I type 'make install' under /usr/port/xxx/A
> that the port system will help me install B,C,D,E since they are required by
> application A.
> Supposed that E was also required by another application F which was already
> installed in the system,
> I wonder if I type 'make deinstall' under /usr/port/xxx/A and try to
> uninstall A,
> will the port system help me uninstall B,C,D but not uninstall E ?
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> Michael Lee
> 
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