Subject: Re: Overhauling PLIST command set
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/29/2005 21:58:35
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Thomas Klausner 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?

Probably at package create (PLIST) time, see pkg_create(8).

  - Hubert