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To remove a package or port, first you need to find the name of the package. For instance if you want to remove kopete, to find out its full name, you will type:
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# pkg_info | grep kopete
 
kdenetwork-kopete-0.11_1 KDE multi-protocol instant messenger (IM)
 
  
Then to uninstall the package, type as root:
 
  
# pkg_delete kdenetwork-kopete-0.11_1
 
  
If you installed from the ports, you can also uninstall going to the specific port directory and you can uninstall from there:
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The pkg_delete command can be used to uninstall either a package or a port from within Ports Jail. If you include the -x switch, you don't have to give the full name and version of the software. Be sure to give enough of a name that you don't inadvertently uninstall other software matching the name:
  
  # cd /usr/ports/net-im/kopete
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  # pkg_delete -x kopete
# make deinstall
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To learn more about ports and packages, feel free to read the excellent [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html FreeBSD handbook].
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If the software has other applications that depend upon it, pkg_delete will refuse to uninstall it. If you wish to override this setting, use the -xf switch to force the delete.

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The pkg_delete command can be used to uninstall either a package or a port from within Ports Jail. If you include the -x switch, you don't have to give the full name and version of the software. Be sure to give enough of a name that you don't inadvertently uninstall other software matching the name:

# pkg_delete -x kopete

If the software has other applications that depend upon it, pkg_delete will refuse to uninstall it. If you wish to override this setting, use the -xf switch to force the delete.

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