Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/31/1999 10:41:19
On 31 May 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:

: > - the currently installed package will always have an example file installed
: > - the config file can be copied somewhere else, e.g. /etc, without too
: >   many complications
: Ok. But what I want to avoid is that this configuration file will remain
: there even after the package is completely gone.

If you re-read what I said, it would be trivial to add an option to
pkg_delete that will delete files marked by:

@config %D/etc/foo/bar

because, of course, you have the pathname right there in your +CONTENTS.  ;)

: > @unexec rmdir %D/blah/foo 2>/dev/null || true
: Yes, how do we call it? "@trydirrm"?

Hm.  @idirrm (i for "ignore error")?

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.