Subject: Re: everything is a dependency and preventing removal
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/09/2003 12:35:08
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 12:20:32PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > Can anyone share an ideas, experiences or examples of other operating
> > system packaging tools for preventing accidental removal of important
> > packages?
> Look at the pkg_install -- it's just not registered in the database,
> so you can't really deinstall it, but you can update it by installing
> a newer version.
Okay, defining NO_PKG_REGISTER= may help. Thanks for the pointer.
But I want to be able to see these packages are installed.
I want to be able to list (-L) the files included with them.
I want to read descriptions.
I want to have the checksums recorded for integrity checking.
I want to be able to use audit-packages with them.
So I am suggesting that some recorded package setting that means it should
not be deleted unless in some update-only mode. Any ideas on how to
By the way, why does pkg_install have the following?
NO_PACKAGE= Deinstallation is not permitted
(I understand it shouldn't be deinstalled, but why no package?)
Jeremy C. Reed