Subject: Re: conversion of old packages to library only
To: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/12/2001 12:20:51
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Michael Richardson wrote:
> I think that it was Todd, maybe someone else, who suggested
> an option to pkg_admin or something that would "delete" a package,
> leaving only its libraries behind (for old binaries), creating
> a new package which was just the libraries.
You mean <http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-pkg/2001/05/31/0004.html>?
As I wrote there, the solution requires more than just a single option
to "pkg_delete". ("pkg_admin" would not be involved at all, as it only
does operations on the whole database.)
> Did this ever happen?
I'm still working on it, if I could only find a little more time. My
current plan is to write a little utility to manipulate the package
database directly, entry-by-entry (half way done with that), and then
to write the main program (which would wrap the package tools, or the
utility, as appropriate) in "awk".