Subject: Re: reinstalling pkgtools/pkg_install?
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/27/2005 20:56:42
On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> - Option "-O" seems to be doing nothing. I cannot see a fundamental
>  difference between
>     -N  Remove the package's registration and its entries from the pack-
>         age database, but leave the files installed.  Don't run any dein-
>         stall scripts or @unexec lines either.
>  and
>     -O  Only delete the package's entries from the package database, do
>         not touch the package or its files itself.
>  in pkg_delete(1). Why do we have "-O"?

the "package database" for -O means the DB file (only).
My question would be: Why do we have -N?

  - Hubert