package-cleanup man page

package-cleanup — clean up locally installed, duplicate, or orphaned packages

Synopsis

package-cleanup [options] <item ...>

Description

package-cleanup is a program for cleaning up the locally-installed RPMs.

General Options

-c <config file>

Use alternative config file (default is /etc/yum.conf).

-h, --help

Help; display a help message and then quit.

-q, --quiet

Print out nothing unnecessary.

-v, --version

Report program version and exit.

-y

Agree to anything asked.

--leaves

List leaf nodes in the local RPM database.  Leaf nodes are RPMs that are not relied upon by any other RPM.

--orphans

List installed packages which are not available from currently configured repositories. This is identical to "yum list extras", which may provide better output.

--oldkernels

Remove old kernel and kernel-devel packages.

--problems

List dependency problems in the local RPM database. If any problems are  found it will exit with an exit code of 1.

--dupes

Scan for duplicates in the local RPM database.

--cleandupes

Scan for duplicates in the local RPM database and clean out the older versions.

--count <COUNT>

Number of duplicate/kernel packages to keep on the system (default 2)

Leaves Options

--all

When listing leaf nodes also list leaf nodes that are not libraries.

--leaf-regex

A package name that matches this regular expression will be considered a leaf.

--exclude-devel

When listing leaf nodes do not list development packages.

--exclude-bin

When listing leaf nodes do not list packages with files in bin directories.

Oldkernels Options

--keepdevel

Do not remove kernel-devel packages when removing kernels

Examples

List all dependency problems:

package-cleanup --problems

List all packages that are not in any Yum repository:

package-cleanup --orphans

Remove old kernels keeping 3 and leaving old kernel-devel packages installed:

package-cleanup --oldkernels --count=3 --keepdevel

List all leaf packages with no files in a bin directory whose name begins with either 'perl' or 'python':

package-cleanup --leaves --exclude-bin --leaf-regex="^(perl)|(python)"

Files

As package-cleanup uses YUM libraries for retrieving all the information, it relies on YUM configuration for its default values like which repositories to use. Consult YUM documentation for details:

/etc/yum.conf
/etc/yum/repos.d/
/var/cache/yum/

See Also

yum.conf (5)
http://yum.baseurl.org/

Authors

See the Authors file included with this program.

Bugs

There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should first consult the FAQ section on http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq and if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list: yum-devel@lists.baseurl.org. To file a bug use http://bugzilla.redhat.com for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and http://yum.baseurl.org/report for all other bugs.

Referenced By

yum-deprecated(8), yum-utils(1).

03 November 2005 Gijs Hollestelle