Managing the Software Catalog in SMP/CMS 7.1 -- Deleting Software Packages
After several unsuccessful attempts at creating Software Products and Releases in SMP 7.1, we finally have a combination of settings that will work in our environment. It's now time to cleanup old packages/Products/Releases that we no longer want in the environment. I am finding that deleting software entries whether it's thorugh the Catalog, Software Products or Software Releases is an elusive task.
When I delete an entry, the delete fails and I get a list of locations that the item is being referenced. However, I cannot find the resource referenced in the list of conflicts. I've spent the better part of two hours to try to delete just one software package from the environment with no luck. I'm tempted to just delete all the source files from the Software Catalog UNC directory path -- hwoever that won't clean up the list of available software. I have already dleeted all Tasks/Jobs/Policies that referenced the sepcific software product. Now it's time to delete the entries from teh actual software list itself.
Anyone have any insights - short of throwing a hand grenade at the server?