Subject: Re: pkg_install versions and when it's needed?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/2007 17:07:14

> Perhaps we should ease off on the notion that pkg_install can't be
> deleted; I was surprised that there isn't even an override option.
> Removing pkg_tools (and thus falling back to base pkg_install) seems
> like a good plan in case of trouble.  Of course it can be deleted; I
> just advise people to rm -rf the metadata and /usr/pkg/sbin/pkg_*, but
> that's messier.

 ``pkg_delete -ff pkg_install'' is supposed to work.