Subject: Re: pkg_delete ALL how to do this pls?
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/25/2005 09:59:07
On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> pkg_delete -f '*'
> or brute force:
> rm -rf /usr/pkg /var/db/pkg*
These are sledgehammer methods that ask for more trouble than they are
worth. As has already been suggested, the (probably only) good way is
pkg_delete -r -R \*
From each pkg delete it including the pkgs that need it (-r), e.g. when
jpeg is first in the list, it will nuke a lot. The -R is to nuke as much
as possible from "high" above, e.g. for "kde", it will also delete all the
pkgs that kde pulled in. "\*" obviously means all pkgs, escaped from the
shell. The previous options are needed as the pkg wildcard will not sort
pkgs, in contrast to what the shell wildcards do. Plus alphabetic sorting
wouldn't buy anything anyways.
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