Subject: Re: Packages replacing NetBSD commands
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/1998 08:43:10
Hi Bill!

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> So can a package rename arbitrary files (and then rename them back upon
> deletion)? That'd be the easiest solution. Have the package rename the
> shipped-w/-NetBSD versions to something else. Exactly what it gets
> replaced with should probably be left up to the package system.

That'd mean a pkg with LOCALBASE / or /usr, and "@options preserve" in 
PLIST, if you *really* want to do this. 

But I don't say you should.

I don't know what a good solution for this is. Maybe look at what FreeBSD 
does... (we could use that for fileutils too...)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>