When I un-publish or deprecate a package I would expect that it would not be visible to the end users to select for install. However, after first trying deprecate and then Un-Publish I learned that they are all still on the list of "Install Other Version" found by right-clicking on a package. Even worse, I learned that these packages (Un-Publish & Deprecate) are all still available to the user since copies remain in the ProgramData (C:\ProgramData\JKI\VIPM\cache) directory.
So, I need recommendations on the best practice to remove these (Un-Published & Deprecated) versions from the right-click listing and the best process to use for deleting them from the cache directory. From testing, I learned the right-click menu is created from the cache directory. And, I should be able to delete cached versions with a post install action. However, this will mean continually modifying my post install action VIs every time I deprecate or un-publish a version of one of my packages.
I'm hoping there is an automated method/setting I have overlooked that deletes deprecated & un-published versions from the local cache.
Thanks and regards,
James R. Jones
Halliburton Energy Services