pkg_delete yields 'no such package'

b. f. bf1783 at
Sun Jul 24 23:28:03 UTC 2011

> Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 24/07/2011 08:48, Toan H. Le wrote:
> > Either I use 'pkg_delete xorg-docs' or 'pkg_delete xorg-docs-1.4.1',
> > pkg_delete yields the error of 'no such package'. Checking via 'pkg_info'
> > and 'pkg_version' confirms the packages xorg-docs-1.4.1 installed. I think I
> > did not use the wrong command.
> Hmmm...  That's a typo.  The package name is:
> lucid-nonsense:...ports/x11/xorg-docs:% make -V PKGNAME
> xorg-docs-1.4,1
> Note the comma -- that's part of the version number, and needs to be
> copied down verbatim for pkg_delete(1)

It is often convenient to use the -x or -X switches with these
utilities, or to use a glob, so that you only have to type part of the
full PKGNAME, e.g.:

pkg_delete xorg-docs\*
pkg_delete -x xorg-docs

Just make sure that the glob or regex that you use only applies to the
packages that you want the utilities to act upon, e.g.:

pkg_info -I xorg-docs\*
pkg_info -Ix xorg-docs

See the manpages of the utilities for details.


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