Subject: Re: one package replacing files in another
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christoph Badura <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/1999 00:08:35
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marc Horowitz) writes:
>is there a "right way" to deal with a package which replaces files in a nother
>package? in particular, I want to create a package for a newer Getopt::Long
>than the one which ships with perl.
I've played with that a while ago for an updated p5-CGI module. I think with
a pre-install and post-deinstall script you should be able to squirrel away
the overwritten files in /var/db/pkg/$PKG_NAME directory and restore them on
Of course, there will be the usual problems with the db(3) database, but
nothing a 'pkg_admin rebuild" couldn't fix. :-)
Christoph Badura www.netbsd.org
Anything that can be done in O(N) can be done in O(N^2).
-- Ralf Schuettau (after looking at a particular piece of code)