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Revision 1.24, Sun Aug 16 21:10:15 2009 UTC (10 years, 9 months ago) by joerg
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2009Q4-base, pkgsrc-2009Q4, pkgsrc-2009Q3-base, pkgsrc-2009Q3
Changes since 1.23: +5 -2
Add a new command for pkg_admin: findbest. It takes one or more patterns
and searches for the best match in PKG_PATH, just like pkg_add would.
It prints the URLs of the best match for each pattern to stdout.
Rewrite the config file parser to read the file only once.
PKG_DELETE(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual PKG_DELETE(1)
ppkkgg__ddeelleettee -- a utility for deleting previously installed software pack-
ppkkgg__ddeelleettee [--AADDFFffkkNNnnOORRrrVVvv] [--KK _p_k_g___d_b_d_i_r] [--PP _d_e_s_t_d_i_r] [--pp _p_r_e_f_i_x]
The ppkkgg__ddeelleettee command is used to delete packages that have been previ-
ously installed with the pkg_add(1) command. The given packages are
sorted, so that the dependencies of a package are deleted after the pack-
age. Before any action is executed, ppkkgg__ddeelleettee checks for packages that
are marked as pprreesseerrvveedd or have depending packages left. If the --kk flag
is given, preserved packages are removed from the list of packages to
remove. Unless the --ff flag is given, ppkkgg__ddeelleettee stops on the first
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_(_/_v_a_r_/_d_b_/_p_k_g_/_<_p_k_g_-_n_a_m_e_>_/_)_. _P_a_y _p_a_r_t_i_c_u_l_a_r _a_t_t_e_n_t_i_o_n _t_o _a_n_y _+_I_N_S_T_A_L_L _o_r
_+_D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L _f_i_l_e_s_, _a_n_d _i_n_s_p_e_c_t _t_h_e _+_C_O_N_T_E_N_T_S _f_i_l_e _f_o_r @@ccwwdd_, @@mmooddee _(_c_h_e_c_k
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The following command line options are supported:
The named packages are deinstalled, wildcards can be used, see
pkg_info(1). If no version is given, the one currently installed
will be removed. If the --FF flag is given, one or more (absolute)
filenames may be specified and the Package Database will be con-
sulted for the package to which the given file belongs. These
packages are then deinstalled.
--AA Recursively remove all automatically installed packages that were
needed by the given packages and are no longer required. See
also the --RR flag.
--DD If a deinstallation script exists for a given package, do not
--FF Any pkg-name given will be interpreted as pathname which is sub-
sequently transformed in a (real) package name via the Package
Database. That way, packages can be deleted by giving a filename
instead of the package-name.
--ff Force removal of the package, even if a dependency is recorded or
the deinstall script fails.
--ffff Force removal of the package, even if the package is marked as a
pprreesseerrvveedd package. Note that this is a dangerous operation. See
also the --kk option.
Set _p_k_g___d_b_d_i_r as the package database directory. If this option
isn't specified, then the package database directory is taken
from the value of the environment variable PKG_DBDIR if it's set,
otherwise it defaults to _/_v_a_r_/_d_b_/_p_k_g.
--kk Silently skip all packages that are marked as pprreesseerrvveedd.
--NN Remove the package's registration and its entries from the pack-
age database, but leave the files installed. Don't run any dein-
stall scripts or @unexec lines either.
--nn Don't actually deinstall a package, just report the steps that
would be taken if it were.
--OO Only delete the package's entries from the package database, do
not touch the package or its files itself.
Prefix all file and directory names with _d_e_s_t_d_i_r. For packages
without install scripts this has the same behavior as using
Set _p_r_e_f_i_x as the directory in which to delete files from any
installed packages which do not explicitly set theirs. For most
packages, the prefix will be set automatically to the installed
location by pkg_add(1).
--RR Recursively remove all packages that were needed by the given
packages and that have no other dependencies left. This option
overrides the --AA flag.
--rr Recursively remove all packages that require one of the packages
--VV Print version number and exit.
--vv Turn on verbose output.
ppkkgg__ddeelleettee does pretty much what it says. It examines installed package
records in _/_v_a_r_/_d_b_/_p_k_g_/_<_p_k_g_-_n_a_m_e_>, deletes the package contents, and
finally removes the package records (if an alternate package database
directory is specified, then it overrides the _/_v_a_r_/_d_b_/_p_k_g path shown
If a package is required by other installed packages, ppkkgg__ddeelleettee will
list those dependent packages and refuse to delete the package (unless
the --ff option is given).
If a package has been marked as a pprreesseerrvveedd package, it will not be able
to be deleted (unless more than one occurrence of the --ff option is
If a filename is given instead of a package name, the package of which
the given file belongs to can be deleted if the --FF Flag is given. The
filename needs to be absolute, see the output produced by the pkg_info
If a ddeeiinnssttaallll script exists for the package, it is executed before and
after any files are removed. It is this script's responsibility to clean
up any additional messy details around the package's installation, since
all ppkkgg__ddeelleettee knows how to do is delete the files created in the origi-
nal distribution. The ddeeiinnssttaallll script is called as:
ddeeiinnssttaallll <_p_k_g_-_n_a_m_e> _V_I_E_W_-_D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L
before removing the package from a view, and as:
ddeeiinnssttaallll <_p_k_g_-_n_a_m_e> _D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L
before deleting all files and as:
ddeeiinnssttaallll <_p_k_g_-_n_a_m_e> _P_O_S_T_-_D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L
after deleting them. Passing the keywords _V_I_E_W_-_D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L, _D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L and
_P_O_S_T_-_D_E_I_N_S_T_A_L_L lets you potentially write only one program/script that
handles all aspects of installation and deletion.
All scripts are called with the environment variable PKG_PREFIX set to
the installation prefix (see the --pp option above). This allows a package
author to write a script that reliably performs some action on the direc-
tory where the package is installed, even if the user might have changed
it by specifying the --pp option when running ppkkgg__ddeelleettee or pkg_add(1).
The scripts are also called with the PKG_METADATA_DIR environment vari-
able set to the location of the _+_* meta-data files, and with the
PKG_REFCOUNT_DBDIR environment variable set to the location of the pack-
age reference counts database directory. If the --PP flag was given to
ppkkgg__ddeelleettee, PKG_DESTDIR will be set to _d_e_s_t_d_i_r.
PKG_DBDIR If the --KK flag isn't given, then PKG_DBDIR is the location of
the package database directory. The default package database
directory is _/_v_a_r_/_d_b_/_p_k_g.
Location of the package reference counts database directory.
The default location is the path to the package database
directory with ``.refcount'' appended to the path, e.g.
pkg_add(1), pkg_admin(1), pkg_create(1), pkg_info(1), pkgsrc(7)
most of the work
refined it for NetBSD
NetBSD wildcard dependency processing, pkgdb, recursive "down"
Rewrote most of the code to compute correct order of deinstalla-
tion and to improve error handling.
NetBSD 5.0 August 16, 2009 NetBSD 5.0