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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all matching packages. This does no checking of dependencies, so it may remove packages necessary for the proper operation of your system.Its arguments can be atoms or ebuilds. For a dependency aware version of --unmerge, use --depclean or --prune. However, I'd like emerge to check whether the package I want to uninstall is required by any other installed package in the system. --depclean and --prun (HowTos)