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Date:      Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:20:01 +0400 (GST)
From:      Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
To:        Adam J Richardson <>
Cc:        Pollywog <>,
Subject:   Re: oops, what have i done!
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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).


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