delete software package
pkg_delete command is used to delete
packages that have been previously installed with the
Package names may be specified either as the package name itself, or as a filename which consists of the package name plus the “.tgz” suffix, or as a full pathname like /var/db/pkg/pkgname, so that shell wildcards can be used.
Version numbers and flavors (see packages-specs(7)) can be omitted, unless the resulting specification is ambiguous.
syslog(3) deletions by default (but see
pkg_delete relies on the file system
information being consistent. In case of a system crash,
/var/db/pkg may become corrupted. Use
pkg_check(8) to repair things.
pkg_delete may ask questions in
interactive mode, or error out otherwise. Interactive mode is the default on
a tty, see options
The options are as follows:
- Delete unused dependencies (packages that are not needed by anything tagged as installed manually). Can be used without pkgnames. If used with pkgnames, it will only delete non manual installs in the list.
- Set pkg-destdir as the prefix to prepend to any object deleted.
- Delete extra configuration file, mentioned as
in the packing-list.
- Force removal of the package. name is a keyword that
states what failsafe should be waived. Recognized keywords include:
- force the deletion of packages even if they reference inexistent dependencies.
- also delete the whole set of packages that depends upon the requested packages.
- uninstall even if not running as root.
- external scripts may fail.
- Force non-interactive mode. Default is to be interactive when run from a tty.
- Force interactive mode, even if not run from a tty.
pkg_deletemay ask questions to the user if faced with difficult decisions.
pkg_deleteto always display the progress meter in cases it would not do so by default.
- Don't actually deinstall a package, just report the steps that would be taken if it were.
- Delete package quickly, do not bother with checksums before removing normal files. For signed packages, do not bother verifying signatures either. If used twice, it will not bother with checksums for configuration files either.
- Don't actually deinstall packages, report the disk size changes that would happen.
- Turn on verbose output. Several
-vturn on more verbose output. By default,
pkg_deleteis almost completely silent, but it reacts to keyboard status requests (see stty(1)).
-vturns on basic messages,
-vvadds relevant system operations,
-vvvshows most internal computations apart from individual file/directory additions, and
- Delete everything, except the list of packages that follow.
- Disable progress meter.
pkg_delete examines installed package
records for the pkgname specified, checks
inter-dependencies between installed packages, deletes the package contents
in an order respecting dependencies (e.g., packages with dependencies get
removed first), and finally removes the package records.
If a package is required by other installed packages not mentioned
in the list of packages to remove,
list those dependent packages and refuse to delete the package.
- Where to look for installed packages instead of /var/db/pkg.
- Value for pkg-destdir, if no
-Boption is specified.
pkg_add(1), pkg_create(1), pkg_info(1), pkg.conf(5), packages-specs(7), pkg_check(8)
- Jordan Hubbard
- initial design
- complete rewrite