Subject: Re: recursive dependency pkg_delete
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/1999 13:20:43
On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:
> chopps raised an interesting question about adding a recursive delete flag
> to pkg_delete that would delete all pkgs which dependeed on the pkg in
> question.
> Are there any *technical* objections to this?  Procedural or sysadmin's
> preference level objections to /dev/null please, it's been flamed that way
> already and `I don't care'.

I don't think so - just call pkg_delete for all the @pkgdep's, and if
something else needs that package, pkg_delete will gripe and not delete
(unless the -f flag is given)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>