Subject: Re: Packages replacing NetBSD commands
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/1998 15:59:47
Doing something like this is .. scary .. particularly when it comes to
doing something sane when either upgrading the OS or deinstalling the

We may be much better off if it's possible to:

  a) hack the base install to move the "replaceable" binary to a unique name
     (and leave a link behind)
  b) hack the package install to do the rename if not yet done, and
     then create/replace the link with one pointing at the base install.

						- Bill