Subject: Re: Packages touching /etc/services
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: Tyler Retzlaff <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/22/2006 19:30:29
On 20/06/2006, at 8:29 PM, Dieter Baron wrote:
>   I prefer option (1), too.
>   However, we should handle if the service is already defined in
> /etc/services:

Surely /etc/services isn't the only file where this is a problem.  Do  
we not have some
kind generalized reference counting mechanism that says on pkg_delete  
"ref count
reached 0 && entry/line was added by pkgsrc then delete"?

Maybe if such a mechanism doesn't exist one should since this must be  
common.  Before anyone chimes in with the "oh are you offering" no, I  
haven't time :)