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How to delete patches [answered]

asked 2015-10-19 07:29:27 +0200

aimel gravatar image

Hey! How do I delete patches instead of just disabling them? Is the only way to search it from the Warehouse and choosing 'uninstall' below 'update'?

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in terminal pkcon remove 'patchname'

greendts ( 2015-10-19 13:02:27 +0200 )edit

What, if I get the message "failed to remove patch" when trying to delete a patch in Patchmanager?

SagaciousT ( 2017-08-09 18:54:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-10-19 13:08:22 +0200

burn3r gravatar image

updated 2015-10-19 15:55:55 +0200

  1. Open terminal
  2. pkcon search name patchname
  3. pkcon remove patchname
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That's assuming that all patches have "sailfishos" in the name. Which they don't: just have a quick look at the list.

BTW pkcon in SFOS does not need devel-su. Weird but true. I did not know that myself until someone pointed that out.

pichlo ( 2015-10-19 15:40:54 +0200 )edit

True, all of the ones that I'm using have sailfishos in the package name, sorry for the confusion, just trying to help :). Didn't know about not needing the devel-su, thanks for pointing that out.

burn3r ( 2015-10-19 15:48:43 +0200 )edit

Updated the answer.

burn3r ( 2015-10-19 15:56:07 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-10-19 16:23:45 +0200

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You can use this snippet to find every installed patch:

find /usr/share/patchmanager/patches -name unified_diff.patch -exec rpm --queryformat "%{NAME}\n" -qf {} \;

and to remove them all, you can use (haven't tested it, but should work) this instead:

find /usr/share/patchmanager/patches -name unified_diff.patch -exec rpm --queryformat "%{NAME}\n" -qf {} \; | xargs pkcon remove -y
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