Package Details: pkgcacheclean 1.8.2-4

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Package Base: pkgcacheclean
Description: Application to clean the pacman cache
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Auguste
Maintainer: Auguste
Last Packager: Auguste
Votes: 92
Popularity: 0.658044
First Submitted: 2010-10-18 08:11
Last Updated: 2016-06-06 15:42

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Sources (2)

  • pkgcacheclean.8
  • pkgcacheclean.c

Latest Comments

kd35a commented on 2016-05-22 10:47

I created a patch[0] adding a man page. I see myself regularly out of old habit typing man pkgcacheclean, before realising that documentation is only available using --help.

If you are pleased with my patch, you can simply apply it running the following:
> git am 0001-Add-a-man-page.patch
and a new commit will be created adding the man page.


Bazon commented on 2016-02-01 11:46

since today I get:
pkgcacheclean: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

phillid commented on 2015-01-12 03:32

Update: I think I've realised it; paccache won't touch .part or .delta files, but pkgcacheclean seems to handle them just right.

phillid commented on 2015-01-12 03:19

Hi, I've been using this package a while, but have been informed of paccache. What's the difference between paccache and pkgcacheclean?


WhiteKnight commented on 2014-11-27 22:31

Would you add "armv6h" to arch=()? It builds and runs fine on that architecture for me.

Gently commented on 2014-10-16 16:30

> ... I suggest using one of the cron services and configure it there...

I appreciate the suggestion... however, is there a rational belonging to this suggestion? From what I know, there are other similiar packages (pkgstats, pkgfile??) where it is useful to have a timer service help for common maintenance of their task. As I see it trimming the pacman cache would share this type of necessity. Is this something you agree with, disagree with? What do you think?

Also, if you would be so kind to hear it, I touched-up the PKGBUILD a little. Particularly, I put effort in the description. Do you think that this was a good idea?

Thanks, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Auguste commented on 2014-10-15 12:45

If you want to run this on schedule, I suggest using one of the cron services and configure it there. If you don't like the idea of cron daemon, you can always put those two files you created in proper directory in the file system. Or, you can even create a aur package with only those two files to share with others.

Gently commented on 2014-10-15 11:16

Hello, I wanted to be able to have this run timely... and I created a timer for it. This would help me remember to have the task done. I would it be possible to have it be part of the pkgbuild?

I had time and I went ahead and edited the pkgbuild source and added whats necessary thinking it may help a bit:

stevenhoneyman commented on 2014-05-31 15:13

Brilliant! Just what I was looking for. Works really well.

phillid commented on 2014-04-27 10:25

Actually, has anyone tried this with package delta files?

phillid commented on 2014-04-27 10:22

Excellent application! I'm very glad you added the -k option as this is going into my crontab on my cache server which has packages for multiple architectures so I'd be screwed without it.

Cheers for your hard work.

Auguste commented on 2013-04-20 05:36

good suggestion. i have added an option -k to treat not-installed packages as installed.
the behavior is comparable to installed packages. by default, 2 most recent versions of uninstalled packages are preserved.

tarakbumba commented on 2013-04-19 22:07

Thanks for this application. Is it possible to add a switch to turn off deleting uninstalled packages?

SanskritFritz commented on 2012-01-18 05:41

Thank you, it works now.

Auguste commented on 2012-01-18 00:53

this is a quick fix, working on my machine. you'd better test it with -v -n first in case it goes crazy.

SanskritFritz commented on 2012-01-17 22:08

Please update to be compatible with pacman 4.