Under Setup > Create > Packages, I have deployed "packages" with prefix 033

Under Setup > App Setup > Installed Packages, I have installed "packages" also with prefix 033

I understand that it is possible to retrieve Installed Packages using the ant sf:retrieve tool:


But I'm looking for Development Packages (like those created with sf:deploy) so I can destroy them.


Is there a way to delete these guys (eg destructiveChanges.xml) without using the UI?

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I'm pretty familiar with the Metadata API and deletion of Package 'definitions' is not supported presently it appears. The only thing i can think is accessing the Delete action via the page URL's, which is not ideal of course since its not supported.

I did also try this in destructiveChanges.xml, it did not work sadly. I should clarify, it did not error, which gave me some hope, but in the end the unmanaged package Test remained.

<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">

And this...

<target name="undeploypackage">
  • brownie points awarded for trying... cheers Jan 22, 2014 at 0:28

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