Subject: Re: pkg_delete -R
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Stephen B. Salai <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/10/1999 13:07:03
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Stephen B. Salai wrote:
> > Does -R delete delete pkgs that other pkgs depend on?
> Not per default. It will if you pass the "-f" switch (which I really do
> NOT recomment :-).
> > Does it delete pkgs that were already built for other things at the time
> > the pkg we are talking about was built?
> Er, I don't understand. :>
> It only takes the given package, then goes down for all packages listed in
> the packages' +CONTENTS @pkgdep packages.
> > If there were a way to make -R just delete the pkgs it depends on that
> > nothing else depends on, that would be very nice.`
> That's the way it is (unless i'm misunderstanding you :-)
> If you add a package "app1" that wants "lib", and do a "pkg_delete -R
> app1" this will nuke "app1" and "lib". If you add a "app2" that also
> depends on "lib" and do the same pkg_delete again, only "app1" will be
> removed.

I knew it would be like that ;-) _NICE_  !