Subject: Re: pkg_install problem
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <erh@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2004 12:37:51
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> 1) Added a -N option to pkg_delete to remove the package registration
> and package database entries. Files are not removed. @unexec lines
> are not run. Deinstall script is not run.
> 2) Added a few things to bsd.pkg.mk to use the -N flag when deinstalling
> a PKG_PRESERVE package while performing a update or replace.
> 3) Set PKG_DELETE in pkg_install/Makefile to use the newly built binary
> that includes the new flag.
> Patch is at http://www.nimenees.com/pkgi.diff
> Possible issues:
> 1) Upgrading to a package that has fewer/different files. This isn't
> all that hard to fix, but it'll take more time than I have to work
> on it today.
My custom pkg_add tool attempts to remove files from old package after it
installs the new package. (It has an installation that doesn't do a
> 2) "make install" no longer means "make update" (do we care?)
> 3) I have no idea how this interacts with pkgviews or whether anything
> special needs to be done there.
One concern I have is preserving the information in the +REQUIRED_BY
files. In this pkg_install case, it doesn't matter, but if this was to be
used for other packages, it might be important.
Also why the "-f -f" in the following?
+real-su-deinstall-flags+= -N -f -f
Maybe it shouldn't need to be forced whern using -N.
Thanks for working on this.
Jeremy C. Reed
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