removef - remove a file from software database
removef [-R root_path] pkginst path...
removef [-R root_path] -f pkginst
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).
The following options and operands are supported:
-f After all files have been processed, removef should be invoked with the -f option to indicate that the removal phase is complete. -R root_path Define the full path name of a directory to use as the root_path. All files, including package system information files, are relocated to a directory tree starting in the specified root_path. The root_path may be specified when installing to a client from a server (for example, /export/root/client1). removef inherits the value of the PKG_INSTALL_ROOT environment variable. (See ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, below.) If PKG_INSTALL_ROOT is set, such as when the -R option is used with pkgadd(1M) or pkgrm(1M), there is no need to use the removef -R option. path The pathname to be removed. pkginst The package instance from which the pathname is being removed.
Example 1 Using removef
The following example uses the removef command 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
removef inherits the value of the following environment variable. This variable is set when pkgadd(1M) or pkgrm(1M) is invoked with the -R option.
PKG_INSTALL_ROOT If present, defines the full path name of a directory to use as the system's PKG_INSTALL_ROOT path. All product and package information files are then looked for in the directory tree, starting with the specified PKG_INSTALL_ROOT path. If not present, the default system path of / is used.
pkginfo(1), pkgmk(1), pkgparam(1), pkgproto(1), pkgtrans(1), installf(1M), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M), pkgrm(1M)
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