Subject: Re: pkg_delete "Executing" output
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/10/2005 10:38:40
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Alistair Crooks wrote:

> So now OS mismatch is a valuable message, and yet commands which are
> run as root on your behalf are not?

We trust the package maintainers and pkgsrc developers to put the correct
commands to be executed, just like we trust that the package's
INSTALL/DEINSTALL and the software itself is not malicious.

> So the display of commands run as root is now making it so that you
> can't view anything else?  I do find that hard to believe.

We should not have to grep through the output.

> 10% is not "just about every package", or they're teaching statistics in
> a different way since I was at university.

(Your example before mentioned  538 lines from all of pkgsrc not
including dynamic generated PLISTs.)

I mentioned before two examples:
  pkg_delete perl and you will see around 66 excess lines displayed.

  pkg_delete p5-perl-headers and get around 466 messages about it running

Who doesn't trust the @unexec and @exec lines? And if so, why?

(I assume it is a small minority and they can use -v or -vv.)

 Jeremy C. Reed

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