Subject: Re: pkg_delete not getting enough
To: Shelby <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/2004 01:19:46
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 04:18:43PM -0700, Shelby wrote:
> I have been playing around with many of the packages I found in pkgsrc,
> but find that after deleting the ones I don't like there is still stuff
> remaining that was installed because of them.  Is there a way to mark a
> package as installed as a dependency and if the last dependant is
> deleted then this package should be removed as well.  Obvously there
> would need to be a way to mark a package as explicetly installed even
> after it is installed as a dependant, i.e. glib is installed as a
> dependant but then I want to write a program that uses it, I would need
> to 'install' glib so it dosn't go away if the last program using it is
> removed.

When removing, try using pkg_delete -R -- that will delete all the
program's dependencies that don't have any other remaining dependencies
after the program is removed.