Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/1999 21:21:08
On 31 May 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:
: - @config <filename>
: Files with this tag should
: - only be deinstalled if a "complete" package removal is requested
: via a special "make" target or option to "pkg_delete".
: - not be monitored for checksum changes.
: - Not be overwritten during "make install" or "pkg_add".
Actually, I believe it should be more along the lines of:
This provides a couple of advantages:
- the currently installed package will always have an example file installed
- the config file can be copied somewhere else, e.g. /etc, without too
This is already done for several pkgs, such as Apache.
We also need a directive that allows for conditional removal of directories,
i.e. something that replaces:
@unexec rmdir %D/blah/foo 2>/dev/null || true
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)