Subject: Re: md5 checksums in pkg PLISTS
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/07/1998 08:37:34
On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:
> : Do we need a sane way of dealing with config files?  It seems like having the
> : pkg_delete operation fail is going to lead to trouble when trying to make an
> : automated upgrade process at some point..  
> AFAIK, pkg_delete doesn't actually fail, it just prints the message, deletes
> everything but the changed files, and that's it.  That's at least how it
> works for me with the pine pkg (for which I modify pine.conf).

The thing that will give people happyness & joy is when they install the
new package - AFAICT pkg_add doesn't check if a file is already there...

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>