Subject: Re: Overhauling PLIST command set
To: Stoned Elipot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/06/2005 18:31:48
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 04:32:5e1PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>>Long term, I'd like to move the following features which are currently
>>implemented using shell scripts into the pkgtools, too. Not right now,
>>though, getting rid of the @exec's comes first.
>>. info file
>>. config files
>>. reference count dirs/files
>>. font handling
Stoned Elipot wrote:
> And what the rationale for this long term goal ?
See the pkg_add(8) man page. There's a big warning after the first
We have already identified some of the common tasks that the current
pkg_add cannot handle. These tasks are currently done by shell scripts.
I think a future version of pkg_add will have some options like
--dont-install-packages-with-scripts or --confirm-script-execution. To
avoid that almost every package needs these scripts, these tasks (only
the common ones) should be added to the pkgtools. Or can you tell from
looking at a +USERGROUP script if it does exactly what it pretends to do?
This change would also make many binary packages smaller, as the scripts
are not needed.