bpkg pkg-drop|drop [options] <pkg>...
bpkg pkg-drop|drop [options] --all|-a
bpkg pkg-drop|drop [options] (--all-pattern <pattern>)...
The pkg-drop command drops from the configuration the specified packages (the first form), all the held packages (the second form, see bpkg-pkg-status(1)), or all the held packages that match any of the specified wildcard patterns (the third form). If the packages being dropped still have dependent packages, then those will have to be dropped as well and you will be prompted to confirm. And if the packages being dropped have dependency packages that would otherwise no longer be used, then they will be dropped as well unless the --keep-unused|-K option is specified.
The pkg-drop command also supports several options (described below) that allow you to control the amount of work that will be done.
Drop all held packages.
- --all-pattern pattern
Drop held packages that match the specified wildcard pattern. Repeat this option to match multiple patterns. Note that you may need to quote the pattern to prevent expansion by your shell.
Assume the answer to all prompts is yes. Note that this option does not apply to the dropping of dependents; use --drop-dependent for that.
Assume the answer to all prompts is no. Only makes sense together with --print-only|-p.
Don't drop dependency packages that were automatically built but will no longer be used.
Don't warn about or ask for confirmation if dropping dependent packages.
Issue an error if attempting to drop dependent packages.
Disfigure all the packages but don't purge.
Print to stdout what would be done without actually doing anything.
- --plan header
Print the plan (even if --yes is specified) and start it with the header line (unless it is empty).
- --directory|-d dir
Assume configuration is in dir rather than in the current working directory.
The common options are summarized below with a more detailed description available in bpkg-common-options(1).
Print essential underlying commands being executed.
Print all underlying commands being executed.
Run quietly, only printing error messages.
- --verbose level
Set the diagnostics verbosity to level between 0 and 6.
- --stdout-format format
Representation format to use for printing to stdout.
- --jobs|-j num
Number of jobs to perform in parallel.
Don't print informational messages about the outcome of performing a command or some of its parts.
Display progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.
Suppress progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.
- --build path
The build program to be used to build packages.
- --build-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the build program.
- --fetch path
The fetch program to be used to download resources.
- --fetch-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the fetch program.
- --fetch-timeout sec
The fetch and fetch-like (for example, git) program timeout.
- --pkg-proxy url
HTTP proxy server to use when fetching package manifests and archives from remote pkg repositories.
- --git path
The git program to be used to fetch git repositories.
- --git-option opt
Additional common option to be passed to the git program.
- --sha256 path
The sha256 program to be used to calculate SHA256 sums.
- --sha256-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the sha256 program.
- --tar path
The tar program to be used to extract package archives.
- --tar-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the tar program.
- --openssl path
The openssl program to be used for crypto operations.
- --openssl-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the openssl program.
- --auth type
Types of repositories to authenticate.
- --trust fingerprint
Trust repository certificate with a SHA256 fingerprint.
Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is yes.
Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is no.
- --pager path
The pager program to be used to show long text.
- --pager-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the pager program.
- --options-file file
Read additional options from file.
- --default-options dir
The directory to load additional default options files from.
Don't load default options files.
Don't remove the bpkg's temporary directory at the end of the command execution and print its path at the verbosity level 2 or higher.
Default Options Files
See bpkg-default-options-files(1) for an overview of the default options files. For the pkg-drop command the search start directory is the configuration directory. The following options files are searched for in each directory and, if found, loaded in the order listed:
The following pkg-drop command options cannot be specified in the default options files:
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