Subject: Re: preserving pkgs? [was: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/2003 10:24:56
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> > 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?

Se thread with subject: "everything is a dependency and preventing

Hopefully, this will help me so users can't delete essential pkg_install,
ftp, sh-utils, tar, glibc or kernel, for example.

I need to try this. (Thanks Alistair!) Hopefully, I can do upgrades with
out a pkg_delete first.

   Jeremy C. Reed