Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: NetBSD Package Tech <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
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 bsd.pkg.mk).
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 bsd.pkg.mk though to correct their
> 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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