Subject: Re: Support for marking packages as installed automatically as dependencies
To: None <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/28/2005 19:27:48
On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 06:17:52PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> 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
> ...

I don't think we can change the output of plain pkg_info at
this point -- it has been "pkgname<tab>description" for too long,
and I guess there are some tools expecting that format.