SUMMARY: Cleaning up patch backout files

From: Johan Hartzenberg <>
Date: Tue Feb 25 2003 - 03:35:17 EST
Hello Guru's

 The email from Tim Villa below and the link provided by Alan Bradley state
more-or-less the same thing: Just delete the save files to free up the

Alan's link is:

Tim's response and my original message below.

I just manually rm the directory in /var/sadm/pkg/PACKAGE/save, that's
never done me any harm :-)

You'll want to find out all the packages a patch affects - you can get the
patch install directory (just look up the SUNW* names really).


At 09:12 AM 18/02/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>Does anybody know of a way to clean up the patch backout files and the
>showrev database?
>Once a 3rd or 4th instance of a patch has been applied over the previous
>ones, I'd like to remove some of the old backout files, but generally once
>I know that an applied patch does not have any adverse effects, I'd like
>delete all the old files without creating stale / dead references anywhere
>(such as in the showrev database)
>Any alternative / similar ideas or solutions you use are welcome!
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