Subject: Re: firefox 1.0.1 behaviour changed badly on current/i386
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2005 12:34:21
On Mar 15, 2005, at 12:30 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> In message <>, Soren 
> Jacobsen writes:
>> On Mar 15, 2005, at 12:03 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>>> In message <>, Jachym Holecek
>>> writes:
>>>>>>> How do other folks deal with such issues?
>>>>>> Always check for important messages _after_ you've installed a
>>>>>> package,
>>>>>> not during the install:
>>>>>> $ /usr/sbin/pkg_info -D firefox-gtk2
>>>>> That doesn't work very well for dependent packages installed
>>>>> automatically -- they've long-since scrolled by.
>>>> Using PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS might help.
>> Yep.  I proposed, maybe a year ago (or longer?) to set it to root by
>> default.  There was resistance, though.
> Is it honored by all packages?  I sometimes get such email when doing
> installations, but not always.

It's honored by all packages that use the MESSAGE mechanism.  If you 
find a package that does something else crazy like echo stuff in 
post-install, please file a PR.  Can you give an example of a package 
that you didn't receive email for?