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Re: bin/40577: pkg_delete -R gnome taking a VAST AMOUNT of time

On Sun, Feb 08, 2009 at 05:20:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > So today I started the NetBSD VM and I wanted to update the gnome pkgs,
 > I have issued 'pkg_delete -R gnome' and now after 30 minutes, it's still
 > working on updating the +REQUIRED_BY files of all related packages.
 > The last line is:
 > "Building list of packages that 'gnome-" required

Is it working, or deadlocked/hung?

And, if you've switched to the latest pkgtools, did you do the
'pkg_admin rebuild' recommended by UPDATING?

 > 1- Don't use pkg_delete -R.
 > 2- Don't use pkg_install and pkgsrc.
 > 3- Write another package manager that doesn't suck (as I'm doing).
 > 4- Fix the bug 4 years later.

How about 5- Blame Joerg? :-)

David A. Holland

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