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Date:      Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:20:01 +0400 (GST)
From:      Rakhesh Sasidharan <rakhesh@rakhesh.com>
To:        Adam J Richardson <fatman.uk@gmail.com>
Cc:        Pollywog <lists-fbsd@shadypond.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: oops, what have i done!
Message-ID:  <20070801081554.X23854@scrat.home.rakhesh.com>
In-Reply-To: <46ACA036.7070806@crackmonkey.us>
References:  <200707281513.51368.freebsd@dfwlp.com> <20070728202316.GA15797@owl.midgard.homeip.net> <200707282051.28386.lists-fbsd@shadypond.com> <46ACA036.7070806@crackmonkey.us>

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On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Adam J Richardson wrote:

> Pollywog wrote:
>> On Saturday 28 July 2007 20:23:16 Erik Trulsson wrote:
>> 
>>> Short answer:  It is perfectly normal.  Don't worry.
>>> 
>>> Longer answer:
>>> 
>>> The reason you have all of them installed is that some ports need one of
>>> them, and others need another one etc.
>>> It is perfectly safe to have all of them installed at the same time.
>>> 
>>> You can delete any or all of them if you wish, but don't be surprised if
>>> they get pulled in again by one port or another.
>>

Kind of related to this topic. Is there any way I can find installed 
packages that are *not* required by any other packages?

Many a times while upgrading ports I've stumbled upon stuff that is no 
longer required by other packages but is still there ... (Possibly they 
were pulled in when I installed some package I wanted. Later I removed 
that, but forgot to remove this requirement package).

Regards,
Rakhesh



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