Subject: Re: Sub package proposal
To: Martin J. Laubach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: TAKEMURA Shin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/23/2000 13:11:44
Martin J. Laubach wrote:
> One more problem: What happens if I have a subset of package foo
> installed, and later, when I already have three dozen of dependent
> packages installed, find out I really need the "ext" subset too.
> Delete everything and reinstall?
Yes. For now, please delete everything and reinstall.
Logically, pkg_add can add additional subpackages which belong
to packages already installed. But it will need more hacking on
pkg_add. I consider it a future work. If the function is really
needed, I would improve the pkg_add. I think it might be possible
without any modification on PLIST nor pkg_add user interface.