Subject: Re: pkg/24188: A utility for removing leaf packages
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From: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/24/2004 07:33:31
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On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 03:42:53AM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Try using "pkg_delete -R" when you remove packages that may depend on
> other packages.
Almost - it works fine for recorded dependencies, but there are also
build dependencies (stuff like libtool or gmake) that sometimes you
don't want hanging around. There's also the case of pkgs that were
dependencies for earlier versions of this pkg, but no more, and which
didn't get cleaned out by "make update".
The doc fix is a good idea, regardless.
To the original poster: have you seen pkgtools/pkgdepgraph? It's very
handy for visualising this stuff.
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