Subject: Re: tangled web for pkg update
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/19/1999 00:09:56
On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> In general any package which installs a shared library should be
> specially handled.  Deleting such a package should not delete the shared
> library, especially if '-f' is given, and probably never if there's a
> dependent package also currently installed.  There still needs to be a
> way to report stray libraries that are still installed so they can be
> manually removed....

Well, maybe not manually but when deleting the new (updated) pkg...
-> Add the old libs to the new pkg "on the fly" when upgrading.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>