Subject: Re: removal of base packages
To: None <>
From: m0rph <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/19/2000 09:04:09
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 05:46:50PM -0500, m0rph wrote:
> > Hi, I am new to NetBSD and BSD in general. I would like to remove some
> > packages that I installed during the NetBSD installation e.g. sendmail.
> > I have seen FreeBSD has a util under /stand called sysinst. I cannot
> > find such a util on NetBSD. Can someone tell me how I can accomplish
> > this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
> If it's part of the base install then the only way is to remove the binaries
> you don't need by hand (e.g. rm /usr/libexec/sendmail/*)
> --
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
> --
 Thank you. I was afraid of that. I had gotten sggestions to use
pkg_delete but that seems only to work for packages in /var/db/pkg. None
of the items I installed during the initial install process were in that
database. Does NetBSD plan to change this in the future releases with
something like sysinst? Thanks agian.

--Justin Heath