Subject: Re: pkg_info: display install-message (-D) by default?
To: MLH <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/06/2004 21:46:42
On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, MLH wrote:
> Instead of including them with the std pkg_info, which I suspect
> will break my scripts,

How will that break your scripts?
The output of "pkg_info pkg" is intended to be consumed by humans, dunno
where your exact problem is? Of course you can still force the old
behaviour by stating exactly (via the appropriate switches) what you want
to have printed - I just changed the default.

> how about changing 'pkg_info -D' so that it
> behaves like 'pkg_info' and doesn't require a name argument - lists
> the post-install message for all packages?

pkg_info -aD already does that.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>