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Maintenance Commands                                  removef(1M)

NAME

removef - remove a file from software database

SYNOPSIS

removef [ [ -M ] -R root_path ] [ -V fs_file ] pkginst path ... removef [ [ -M ] -R root_path ] [ -V fs_file ] - f pkginst

DESCRIPTION

removef informs the system that the user, or software, intends to remove a pathname. Output from removef is the list of input pathnames that may be safely removed (no other packages have a dependency on them).

OPTIONS

-f After all files have been processed, removef should be invoked with the -f option to indicate that the remo- val phase is complete. -M Instruct removef not to use the $root_path/etc/vfstab file for determining the client's mount points. This option assumes the mount points are correct on the server and it behaves consistently with Solaris 2.5 and earlier releases. -R root_path Define the full path name of a directory to use as the root_path. All files, including package system infor- mation files, are relocated to a directory tree start- ing in the specified root_path. The root_path may be specified when installing to a client from a server (for example, /export/root/client1). -V fs_file Specify an alternative fs_file to map the client's file systems. For example, used in situations where the $root_path/etc/vfstab file is non-existent or unreliable.

OPERANDS

pkginst The package instance from which the pathname is being removed. path The pathname to be removed.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: The removef command. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 4 Oct 1996 1 Maintenance Commands removef(1M) The following shows the use of removef in an optional pre- install script: echo "The following files are no longer part of this package and are being removed." removef $PKGINST /dev/xt[0-9][0-9][0-9] | while read pathname do echo "$pathname" rm -f $pathname done removef -f $PKGINST || exit 2

EXIT STATUS

0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

pkginfo(1), pkgmk(1), pkgparam(1), pkgproto(1), pkgtrans(1), installf(1M), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M), attributes(5) Application Packaging Developer's Guide SunOS 5.8 Last change: 4 Oct 1996 2