Subject: Re: pkg_add just toasted my entire home directory
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/14/1998 10:22:45
der Mouse writes:
> ...and why, when the package system was being discussed, I argued that
> packages should not need the package tools to unpack them.

They don't. They are just tar files with some special files named
like +FOO mixed in to indicate tables of contents and such. You can
unpack them manually.