Subject: Re: Support for marking packages as installed automatically as
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/27/2005 18:17:52
On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, John Nemeth wrote:

> I'm thinking of having it do something like this:
> -     pkga blah blah
> a     pkgb blah blah
> axy   pkgc blah blah
> ...
> I.e. moving the package name over a bit and having space at the
> beginning of the line for flags (where a would indicate a package that
> was automatically installed).

Sounds good, except that the output is used by certain tools in pkgsrc, as
well as some users' own scripts.  If we want to add information to the
pkg_info listing output, it should be after the package name, not before; as
a strawman example:

pkga	(-) blah blah
pkgb	(a) blah blah

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>