Subject: Re: Problem with KDE package
To: Mark Andres <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/15/1998 13:33:39
On Fri, May 15, 1998 at 06:59:49PM +0900, Mark Andres wrote:
> Umm, if I do a 'rm -R /usr/pkgsrc' then I lose all record of what packages
> I have added.  In other words, doing a 'pkg-info' no longer works.

That is plainly wrong. These informations are stored in "/var/db/pkg".

> The exact comamnd I used to untar the pkgsrc.tar.gz was
>    tar --unlink -zxvpf pkgsrc.tar.gz  
> This should first delete any old Makefiles and overwrite them with the
> new ones.  

But it won't remove obsolete files like the old KDE library patches.

BTW: Please honor my "Reply-To:" this time.

Matthias Scheler