Subject: Re: a couple of package related issues
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/31/1998 01:20:05
This is crap becuase how fine-grained do you want to get this, and who
decides what to do and where to put it in. For now, we have ONE singel
command to do things, and that's it, period.

 - Hubert

(sorry, i'm in no mood for such discussions now!)

 On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Tim
Rightnour wrote:

> On 30-Aug-98 Kimmo Suominen spoke unto us all:
> #  I'd just really hate the idea of packages modifying my /etc/rc.local at
> #  any point.  I keep it in RCS, which they cannot know, and I don't think
> #  you can always just simply append to it (dependencies won't be right).
> True.. I personally wouldn't let it near my system either.. but the idea is to
> have a separate utility/command that does the work only if you tell it to.  
> so you would do:
> pkg_add foo-1.3
> pkg_setup foo-1.3
> If you don't want it messing with your stuff.. then just do it by hand.. (which
> is what we do now anyway, and alot of us would prefer)  This is more designed
> for Joe Random who probably doesn't use RCS.. ;)
> ---
> Tim Rightnour    -

Hubert Feyrer <>