Subject: preserving pkgs? [was: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install]
To: Alistair G. Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/18/2003 19:17:03
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:
> Log Message:
> Introduce the notion of "preserving" an installed package.
> A preserved package may not be deleted by pkg_delete(1) (unless the -f
> option is given), and the preserved capability will be carried into
> any binary package. pkg_add(1) will also keep the preserved capability
> if it was present in the binary package.
> The "preserve" capability can be given to a package by using the
> PKG_PRESERVE definition in a package Makefile in pkgsrc.
What is the idea behind this, where does one use it?
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