Subject: Re: md5 checksums in pkg PLISTS
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/07/1998 08:51:52
On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote: 
> Maybe not copy them back.. but they do need to be preserved.. If a pkg_delete
> operation wants to go and wipe out a whole subdir tree, it might get ugly in
> there..  The idea being.. a @config register would tell a future version of
> pkg_delete to copy it out to /tmp, and then the new addition would copy it back
> in as .orig.  For now we could use it to simply copy it out and say "hey, I
> left your old config in /tmp, go get it if you still need it"

Hum, this may actually make some sense :-)
@config foo/bar
-> 1. no md5 checksum as we assume this file is tweaked anyways
   2. special handling on pkg_add/delete.

 - Hubert (who isn't halfways through _reading_ the pkg_* code...)

Hubert Feyrer <>