Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012%yahoo.com@localhost> writes: > On 20 June 2014 11:33, Thomas Klausner <wiz%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote: >>> autoconf213-2.13nb3 >>> gmake-4.0 >>> libtool-base-2.4.2nb6 >>> pkg-config-0.28 >>> zip-3.0nb2 >>> py27-sqlite2-2.6.3nb7 >>> x11-links-0.89 >>> autoconf-2.69nb4 >>> hal-0.5.14nb12 >>> cmake-184.108.40.206nb3 >> >> Most of these are packages that are usually pulled in by >> BUILD_DEPENDS. hal was a dependency of pulseaudio, but isn't any >> longer. > > And that could explain all those orphan packages. I really shouldn't > play with different branches at the same time. It's not about different branches. Those are needed to build things, but not to run. So if you're doing a cleaning pass, removing them is fine. They'll get rebuilt if needed. In the glorious future, it would be cool to have a way to know that a package is a BUILD_DEPENDS of an installed needed package, so that we could have a different kind of "remove leaves" that would allow packges like that to remain. But I just rm them when purging, and nothing bad happens.
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