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Date:      Thu, 12 Jul 2007 20:31:10 +0100
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: /usr/ports/packages cleanup
Message-ID:  <20070712203110.07aa3baf@gumby.homeunix.com.>
In-Reply-To: <200707121142.10689.freebsd@dfwlp.com>
References:  <200707120846.26845.freebsd@dfwlp.com> <20070712105343.60251d12.bsd-unix@earthlink.net> <200707121142.10689.freebsd@dfwlp.com>

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On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:42:10 -0500
Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 12 July 2007 09:53:43 Randy Pratt wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:46:26 -0500
> >
> > Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com> wrote:
> > > my packages dir is starting to have more than a few packages of
> > > incrementing versions.  example:
> > >
> > > [jhorne@athena All] $ ls kde-3*
> > > kde-3.5.6_1.tbz  kde-3.5.7.tbz
> > >
> > > is there a simple way to clean the packages directory, and only
> > > keep the latest version of each package?
> >
> > I use "portsclean -P" to clean out /usr/ports/packages.  Perhaps it
> > is what you're looking for.
> >
> > Randy
> 
> well this is my build server as well as my workstation, so i have
> many packages that ive built that i require for my servers, that
> might not be installed on my workstation.  portsclean -P would
> probably purge off a lot of things that i still need.

It's only supposed to  clean out-of-date packages.



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