Subject: Re: Continuing pkgtools version problems...
To: Masao Uebayashi <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2001 19:29:55
On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Masao Uebayashi wrote:

> > 'pkgtools/pkg_install' is not a package so that you can't pkg_delete
> > it.
> I missed a follow-up by himself, sorry.
> We may be confused about what a package is. It seems wrong to me that
> what is NOT a package (NO_PACKAGE=...) exists as a package
> (pkgsrc/foo/bar). How about providing 'pkg_install' simply as a binary
> tar ball. IIRC, FreeBSD does like so.

The reason it's NO_PACKAGE is so you _can't_ delete it. If you were to
delete it, you'd really have a chicken-and-the-egg problem!

I think it would be desirable to make a pseudo-package of it, with an
empty +CONTENTS (so it could never delete itself).