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Date:      Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:08:01 -0400
From:      Glen Barber <glen.j.barber@gmail.com>
To:        Olivier Nicole <on@cs.ait.ac.th>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to list all the installed packages...
Message-ID:  <4ad871310903261908h1bba0b1fq3d96f19ed52a9fc8@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <200903270205.n2R254v0003403@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>
References:  <200903270205.n2R254v0003403@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>

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On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Olivier Nicole <on@cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there a way to show a list of all installed packages that are not
> required by any other package?
>
> Some thing like "pkg_info -aR" where the Required by: field is empty.
>
> Ultimately, that would give a list of "software" versus "libraries".
>
> The question arise because, while installing a new machine, I found
> out that I have help2man installed, that is not required by any other
> package, that I did not install myself, that looks unneeded to me
> (until I may need it one day). So I would remove it; and would like to
> make a list of what is removable (that I did not install, and that is
> not required).
>

Have a look at the ports-mgmt/pkg_cutleaves port.

-- 
Glen Barber



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