[SunHELP] Solaris package removal question

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Wed Aug 25 14:08:36 CDT 2004

>>It's not the Sun default perl.  I know enough to leave that
>>alone. ;-)
>>The problem is, the secondary perl (5.8.0)that I want to archive
>>and then remove is not a sunfreeware package.  It's a custom
>>perl build by the previous admin and there is hide-nor-hair of
>>that package on any of the machines that would be used to
>>build it in my environment.  So, I can only presume it was build
>>by him on his own Sun box at home or something.  I don't want
>>to "upgrade" over it with the sunfreeware perl 5.8.5, as that will
>>just result in kruftiness.
> Well, do ls -l /path/to/perl and take the creation time of this program,
> and do a find, something like:
> find / -time time_date_of_your_perl_program > /tmp/allfilesfromperl
> check in "man find", I can't recall what is the exact parameter (I think
> -ctime )

You might check the number of files in the package with pkginfo -l and 
compare it with the results from above... assuming all this trouble is 
worth it. ;)


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