Cleaning /var/db/ports

Peter Pentchev roam at
Wed Mar 26 02:58:24 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 05:30:18PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Lars Stokholm wrote:
>> Apart from doing 'rm -r /var/db/ports/*' is there a way of cleaning the 
>> folder of stale folders and files?
> Not an automated one, no. It would also be somewhat difficult (although not 
> impossible) to write an automated tool to do it because of the loose 
> relationship between the names in /var/db/ports and the names in 
> /var/db/pkg.

Or maybe it's not that difficult, just a bit time-consuming (for the tool,
not the writer :)) - it's just a Simple Matter Of Scripting(tm) something

cd /var/db/pkg
for p in *; do
	if [ -d "$p" ] && [ -f "$p/+CONTENTS" ]; then
		o=`awk -F: '$1 = /@comment ORIGIN/ {print $2}' "$p/+CONTENTS"`
		n=`make -C "/usr/ports/$o" -V UNIQUENAME`
		printf '%s:%s:%s\n' "$p" "$o" "$n"


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