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PKG_DEINSTALL(1)	  BSD General Commands Manual	      PKG_DEINSTALL(1)

     pkg_deinstall -- a	package	deinstaller with wildcards and dependency re-
     cursion support

     pkg_deinstall [-hacdDfinOPqrRv] [-p prefix] [-x pkgname_glob]
		   [pkgname_glob ...]

     The pkg_deinstall command is a wrapper of pkg_delete(1) used to deinstall
     packages, which understands wildcards and is capable of recursing through

     Before reading these instructions,	you must understand that a port/pack-
     age can have the following	two types of related ports/packages:
     required	Ports/packages that a port/package needs for it	to be built
		and/or run.  Port Makefiles refer to this type of ports/pack-
		ages using the BUILD_DEPENDS and RUN_DEPENDS macros, respec-
     dependent	Ports/packages that need this port/package.

     The following command line	arguments are supported.  The options marked
     as	`[*]' are transparently	passed to pkg_delete(1).

     pkgname_glob	 Specify one of	these: a full pkgname, a pkgname with-
			 out version, a	shell glob pattern in which you	can
			 use wildcards `*', `?', and `[..]', an	extended regu-
			 lar expression	preceded by a colon `:', or a date
			 range specification preceded by either	`<' or `>'.
			 See pkg_glob(1) for details and concrete examples.

     --help		 Show help and exit.

     --all		 Deinstall all the installed packages.	Equivalent to
			 specify '*' as	pkgname_glob.

     --collate		 For each package, check if any	of the files installed
			 by the	package	has been overwritten by	others.	 If
			 any, list them	and abort the deinstallation of	the
			 package.  This	option is disabled by the -f option.

     --rmdir		 Remove	empty directories created by file cleanup.  By
			 default, only files/directories explicitly listed in
			 a package's contents (either as normal	files/directo-
			 ries or with the @dirrm directive) will be removed at
			 deinstallation	time.  This option tells pkg_deinstall
			 to also remove	any directories	that were emptied as a
			 result	of removing the	package. [*]

     --noscripts	 If a deinstallation script exists for a given pack-
			 age, do not execute it. [*]

     --force		 Force removal of the package, even if a dependency is
			 recorded or the deinstall or require script fails.

     --interactive	 Request confirmation before attempting	to delete each
			 package, regardless whether or	not the	standard input
			 device	is a terminal.

     --noexecute	 Don't actually	deinstall a package, just report the
			 steps that would be taken if it were. [*]

     --omit-check	 Omit sanity checks for	dependencies.  By default,
			 pkg_deinstall checks if all the packages to deinstall
			 have consistent dependencies, though it takes extra
			 time to calculate dependencies.  If you are sure you
			 have run "pkgdb -F" in	advance, you can specify this
			 option	to omit	the sanity checks.

     -p	prefix
     --prefix prefix	 Set prefix as the directory in	which to delete	files
			 from any installed packages which do not explicitly
			 set theirs.  For most packages, the prefix will be
			 set automatically to the installed location by
			 pkg_add(1).  [*]

     --preserve		 Preserve FreeBSD shared library files.	 pkg_deinstall
			 invokes file(1) to check if each file with the
			 ".so.X", or ".so.X.Y" suffix is a FreeBSD shared li-
			 brary,	copies all the found shared libraries to
			 $LOCALBASE/lib/compat/pkg, and	runs ldconfig(8) to
			 update	the ldconfig cache.

			 This option is	useful when you	suspect	that you still
			 have some binaries that depend	on the shared library
			 being deleted.

     --noconfig		 Do not	read the configuration file. ($PREFIX/etc/pkg-

     --recursive	 Deinstall all those packages depending	on the given
			 packages as well.

     --upward-recursive	 Deinstall all those packages required by the given
			 packages as well.

     --verbose		 Turn on verbose output. [*]

     -x	pkgname_glob
     --exclude pkgname_glob
			 Exclude packages matching the specified glob pattern.
			 Exclusion is performed	after recursing	dependency in
			 response to -r	and/or -R, which means,	for example,
			 the following command will deinstall all the packages
			 depending on XFree86 but leave	XFree86	as it is:

			 pkg_deinstall -rx XFree86 XFree86

     PKG_DBDIR	    Alternative	location for the installed package database.
		    Default is "/var/db/pkg"

     PKGTOOLS_CONF  Configuration file for the pkgtools	suite.	Default	is

     /var/db/pkg		Default	location of the	installed package

     $LOCALBASE/lib/compat/pkg	Location where shared library files are	pre-

     $PREFIX/etc/pkgtools.conf	Default	location of the	pkgtools configuration

     pkg_add(1), pkg_delete(1),	pkg_glob(1), pkg_info(1), pkg_sort(1),
     pkgdb(1), portinstall(1), portsclean(1), portupgrade(1),
     pkgtools.conf(5), ports(7)

     Akinori MUSHA <>

FreeBSD				 July 27, 2001			       FreeBSD


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