Thank you for your reply.
I know there was a tool called portupgrade that can manage the ports very
well.
What I want to know is that if I do not use portupgrade, can 'make
deinstall' do what I expected ?

Thanks!

Michael Lee

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Q" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Michael Lee" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: Uninstalling Port installed applications


> 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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