Subject: Re: pkg/7158
To: NetBSD GNATS submissions and followups <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/08/1999 23:20:44
On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 03:27:14PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> The question here is what should be done?
> The copy of the mailer.conf in /etc shouldn't be removed, right?

No, it shouldn't. Other packages don't remove their configuration
files from "/etc", too.

> As for /usr/libexec/sendmail, well I didn't want to try and get the
> de-installation to put sendmail back as if it had been installed
> directly into the system because that wouldn't necessarily be right,

IMHO that is exactly what it should do.

> Certainly you can't de-install the pkg_install package because it doesn't
> save copies of the original binaries.

It doesn't register as a package. And it install binaries which are
downward compatible.

Matthias Scheler