Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2001 10:49:54
On Thu, 24 May 2001, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	I'd suggest that pkg_delete call the status by default and refuse
> 	to delete if the daemon is running, and have an optional flag to
> 	pkg_delete to call 'stop' as needed.

How about an optional flag to pkg_delete despite the daemon still running?
It won't be guaranteed to DTRT then, but I found that at least with Apache
I could pkg_delete, make && make install, apachectl restart and things
Just Worked[tm]. It would seem a shame to lose this.

Gillette - the best a man can forget