Subject: Re: pkg_delete refuses to execute +DEINSTALL
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/09/2001 10:11:35
On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 02:17:48AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> > why not to run these scripts as arguments of shell instead of chmoding them
> > executable and run directly? i don't see any difference between these actions
> > (except that scripts could be written in various shells at this moment.. --
> > all +DEINSTALL scripts are written in /bin/sh on my system, however)
> I guess the idea was to allow non-shellscript (DE)INSTALL scripts.
> I don't think we use anything else than /bin/sh scripts in pkgsrc right
> now, so we could actually change that.
> Or is there something I'm missing?

No, it's possible that one day we have non-sh executables here.
But still I'd like to see this somewhere else than in /var (and in fact the
whole pkg database, for reasons that have already been exposed here :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.