Subject: Re: Overhauling PLIST command set
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/29/2005 20:54:40
On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 08:14:48PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I think it's fine to not use @exec etc. any more - i'd just keep it 
> around, for things that may need it (mozilla/firefox come to mind).

There's always the other possibility of an INSTALL script.
I don't see why we need two ways to do the same.

> There's no package using it, but I still think that the 'preserve' option 
> may be useful to people, and it may even become useful for binary patches.

What is the preserve option?
Is it something that's set at build time or during/after installation?