auto-removal of earlier package??
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Mar 25 20:38:42 UTC 2007
On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 09:41:31PM -0400, Randy Pratt wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 16:37:58 -0800
> Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> 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.
Looks like you've got it right, thanks for the tip. I did copy
my entire slew of *.tbz packages to a server with lots of room
before I did the test run. I'll diff a ls -l of the directories
when portsclean -P finishes.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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