Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2001 14:22:58
[ On Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 15:12:48 (+0100), David Brownlee wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
> 	By putting in in DEINSTALL you lose the ability to have
> 	'check to see if it would be OK to remove this package'
> 	functionality.

No you don't:

     If the package contains a require file (see pkg_create(1)), then this is
     executed first as
           require <pkg-name> DEINSTALL
     (where pkg-name is the name of the package in question and DEINSTALL is a
     keyword denoting that this is a deinstallation) to see whether or not de-
     installation should continue.  A non-zero exit status means no, unless
     the -f option is specified.

(though obviously you have to write a REQUIRE script too  :-)

							Greg A. Woods

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