Subject: Re: Cleaning up older binaries
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: John Klos <>
List: pkgsrc-bulk
Date: 08/31/2004 20:09:54
>> How does one clean up a set of binaries of older / insecure packages? As
>> things are updated on pkgsrc-2004Q2, I'd like to get rid of some of the
>> older things, and I'd rather not upload insecure packages and wait for
>> them to be cleaned out on the ftp server.
> Maybe do an 'upload' to a temporary directory and then rsync --delete
> that dir with your pkgs dir.  (Not tested.)

I mean this for my local directories. VAX and m68k bulk builds take a long 
time, so I don't want to start clean each time. So I keep the previous set 
of binaries. I'd just like to remove older versions of the same package, 

-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    103722 Mar 26 07:52 anomy-sanitizer-1.63.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    105178 May 26 22:10 anomy-sanitizer-1.66.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    107962 Jul 10 21:18 anomy-sanitizer-1.68.tgz


-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   1521073 May 24 06:45 apache-1.3.29nb1.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   1538683 Jul  9 19:38 apache-1.3.31nb1.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   1538670 Aug 31 14:37 apache-1.3.31nb2.tgz

While I could write a script to do this, I just thought that lintpkgsrc or 
some other neat utility already does this.