Subject: Re: Left-overs
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/07/2000 05:19:14
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Kimmo Suominen wrote:
> > If there was special support for config files, I'd like it to:
> > - give a friendly note about the file when the pkg is removed (and
> > especially not complain if the file had changed)
> > - not overwrite an existing one on package install
> > - provide a way for listing all config files (this one would help me
> > enormously in making sure all machines across architectures have
> > the same options configured for installed packages)
> > I should probably give more thought to what else I would like to do
> > with config files.
> Yes please - from a first thought, it wouldn't be too hard to implement
> the above via some @config command. I can look into this when 1.5 is out
> of the door.
> Until then, the brainstorming should happen on tech-pkg to give users a
> chance to chime in.
I think some sort of @config could be useful. You could perhaps have a
flag to pkg_delete that says 'I really really want this pkg gone, even
delete my config files'. It might also be nice to have a flag for
pkg_info similar to -L that lists config files as Kim mentioned.