Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: NetBSD Package Tech <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2001 14:46:35
[ On Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 20:26:01 (+0200), Thomas Klausner wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
> Just for the record:
> In pkgsrc, they REQ files we had have been deprecated for
> INSTALL/DEINSTALL ones. (i.e. no more support for them in

Hmmm...  that's either very wrong, or very short-sighted, or both.

I've been using them all along in pkgsrc modules I write.  They still
work very well

I've done a "s/REQ/REQUIRE/g" in though to correct their
less-than-intelligent/consistent naming....

> The support in pkg_* hasn't been removed for historical reasons (you
> could still have a binary package of one of the four packages that
> used a REQ file.)

If the *policy* is to not write more of them then that's either very
short-sighted, stupid, or both!  ;-)  (and it's an undocumented policy!)

They were apparently designed for the very reason this thread is talking
about, and as I say they work very very well for that purpose.

							Greg A. Woods

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