pkg_deinstall: "delete all packages installed, except for X,
Y and Z"
fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Thu Jun 4 10:54:21 UTC 2009
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> Hello list.
>> I am trying to clean up a system with a LOT of cruft. Is there some
>> argument I could pass to pkg_deinstall that would result in "delete
>> all packages installed, except for X, Y and Z" (and obviously their
> just do
> pkg_info |cut -f 1 -d " " >/tmp/pkglist
> edit pkglist and delete lines X, Y and Z
> pkg_delete `cat /tmp/pkglist`
> rm /tmp/pkglist
> ignore errors about package can't be deleted because X, Y or Z requires
> it. it's exactly what you want.
pkg_delete `cat /tmp/pkglist` gives error 'no such package `cat
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