Subject: Re: make deinstall or pkg_del
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/15/2005 10:19:37
On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 12:17:38AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
>On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, George Georgalis wrote:
>> Thanks! what is the result of the .install_done remaining if I
>> do pkg_del after a make install? eg NOP the next time I try make
>> install?
>It's mainly something to worry about if you're reinstalling a built package
>without "make clean".  The .install_done file tells pkgsrc that the install
>phase of building from source is done; so, when you "make deinstall", it is
>convenient to remove that file so that you can do "make install" again.
>Note, there is also a "make reinstall" that simply deletes the .install_done
>file and redirects to "make install".  So in essence, "make deinstall" +
>"make install" == "pkg_delete" + "make reinstall".  Of course, "make
>deinstall" + "make reinstall" works too, because there's no harm in deleting
>an already deleted file.  8-)

Thanks Todd, that would have taken me a while to figure out. :)

// George

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