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Re: To batch deinstall packages that were installed by mistake via pkgsrc

Thank you for the replies Akio and David. Both are good ones for me; I
was able to batch pkg_delete many packages [0].

I have another question still regarding how to increase the disk
space, but guess I should open another thread.


[0] Just as a future reference, here's how I did:

# cd /var/db/pkg
# ls -lrt */+BUILD_INFO | grep 'Jul 10'

Then I edited each line of ls output to `pkg_delete %PKG_NAME%` and
paste multiple lines to the terminal. I had to repeat giving the same
list to the terminal since some of them depend on the packages
forthcoming in the list. Also a few of them (pkg_delete
GConf-2.32.4nb6, pkg_delete glib-networking-2.34.2) got stuck so I had
to C-c and skip them.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:18 PM, David Holland
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 09:22:16AM +0900, Isaac Isao Saito wrote:
>  > Is there a way to clearly differentiate the packages that were
>  > installed by the command above, and de-install them?
>  >
>  > I though if `pkg_info` returns the date installed that could be
>  > useful, but it actually doesn't.
> pkg_info is the official interface to the package db, but it's not the
> only possible way.
> For this particular purpose, you may find it easiest to do this:
>    cd /var/db/pkg       (or wherever you have the package db)
>    ls -lrt */+BUILD_INFO
> --
> David A. Holland

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