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Date:      Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:26:33 +0300
From:      "Andrew P." <infofarmer@gmail.com>
To:        George Katsanos <gkatsanos@gmail.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Basic Port Management.Is there any?
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On 10/31/05, George Katsanos <gkatsanos@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello ! ,
>
>
> As a fresh Freebsd user[and fan] I am trying to set up my WM / X environm=
ent
> and choose the apps I will use for basic stuff.
> Text Editors , Image viewers , Mail apps , FileManagers.
>
> So after I see some screenshots [it would be very nice and handy if some
> screenshots could be added to the freebsd.org/ports database] I'm making
> install the port to check it out. Some times , I decided that I don't lik=
e
> it . So my first though is to get rid of it , cause I don't want ''trash'=
'
> on my system.
> I'm making deinstall [or pkg_delete] to remove it. Everything ok so far ,
> but what about the one zillion dependant pkg's the app made?
> You can say , do a pkg_delete -r . Yes but this will may delete also pkgs
> that are Needed by other ports/apps..
>
>
> Is there any good plan solution for this ?...
>
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Just take it easy :-) Most ports try to behave, so
unless you're very short of disk space, just let
them be there. Once in a while, you can install
a tool that deals with "leafs" (there are a few in
ports collection). Leafs are ports that are not
needed by anything, so you can safely delete
them.



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