Subject: Re: recursive dependency pkg_delete
To: Brad Salai <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/1999 11:59:50
On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Brad Salai wrote:

: What I was trying to get at is the situation were someone wants to
: update to the latest release of something that (s)he previously built in
: the pkg system, builds and installs it in the old way, and then tried to
: delete the prior version from the pkg system using pkg_delete.

Um, then the person should not be using pkg system dependencies against such
a thing.  The most common dependency is a shared library dependency--which
are not always built when done "the old way", or may have a different shlib
version number (or worse yet, be an incompatible release but provide the
*same* shlib version number).

: Deleting dependant pkgs under those circumstances would not be a good
: thing.

This proposal was for an option, not default behavior.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.