Subject: Re: how to update a pkg marked not for deletion?
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 07/16/2007 12:03:52
On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 03:13:34PM -0400, Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> Having updated pkg_install, I thought I might as well update the other
> pkgtools that changed recently (pax, tnftp).  But they're marked as not for
> deletion, so they cannot be deleted. :-)  None of the suggestions in the error
> messages (pkg_delete, make {update,replace}) works.  So how *does* one go
> about updating them?

I don't think we offer a normal way to update pax (chicken and egg
problem). tnftp can be just removed with pkg_delete -ff and reinstalled.
Be aware that non-bootstrap builds don't set the precious flag any