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