Subject: Re: removing packages
To: Joseph Sirucka <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/25/2000 16:43:35
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 10:36:15PM +1100, Joseph Sirucka wrote:
> Hi
> I wish to remove packages that where initailly installed during installation of 
> the os.
> eg. I wish to remove sendmail m4 and several other packages and add my own 
> compiled version.
> So how do I remove them. Do i have to manually delete each file. i gather there 
> must be a easier way.

No, sorry. What's part of the base system is not managed by a package system
(this will be fixed) so can't be deleted package by package.
But you still can compile your own verions and install them in e.g. /usr/local
and make sure that your PATH has this directory in front.

Manuel Bouyer <>