auto-removal of earlier package??

Randy Pratt bsd-unix at
Sun Mar 25 01:41:48 UTC 2007

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 16:37:58 -0800
Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:

> 	Guys,
> 	Can anybody suggest ascript means to rm -i a whole slew of
> 	packages I am collection in /usr/ports/packages/All/?
> 	On some of my i686's I have collected as many as three versions 
> 	of some *tbz files.   Other than doing this by-hand on four
> 	boxens, I'd have automate.  pkgdb -F will ask if the user wants
> 	to delete (the earlier) of two packages with an [n].  I'd rather
> 	not reinvent the wheel.  
> 	(I *thought* I was nearly finished updating this machine;
> 	suddenty I've got 50 new ones!! )

You might try "portsclean -P".  I've not used it but it looks like
it might be what you're looking for.  You can also test it by
adding the "-n" (no execute) to see if it will do what you want,
ie "portsclean -nP" for a dry run.


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