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Re: one for the wishlist

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:56 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:50:47PM +0200, Jörn Clausen wrote:
>> The reason is, that pkg_info, lintpkgsrc and other tools provide a
>> great overview of the current status of your local pkgsrc
>> installation, but not about its history. When testing a package and
>> removing it later, I find it hard to clean up all dependencies that
>> are no longer used.
> pkgtools/pkg_leaves?

Being a leaf package (even in the sense of pkg_leaves, i.e. "pkg_info
-u" already removed from the list) does not mean it is not used
anymore. I just tried pkg_leaves on my set of installed packages, and
it reported gmake, zip and a bunch of libraries that need to be
reinstalled with the next package or at the next update of packages
that have a build dependency on them. Those are packages I don't want
to remove. And it can't tell the reason why a leaf package is there,
that information is lost.

But I admit it is still a valuable tool :)

Joern Clausen

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