bin/77082: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install - Add 3 new macros to clean pkg-plist

Florent Thoumie flz at
Fri Feb 4 10:50:26 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR bin/77082; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Florent Thoumie <flz at>
To: Brooks Davis <brooks at>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at, freebsd-bugs at,
	hq at
Subject: Re: bin/77082: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install - Add 3 new macros to clean
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 19:41:29 +0100

 Brooks Davis wrote:
 > It seems like dirrmtry should take an optional message to emit if the
 > event that the directory can not be delete.  That way the user can be
 > informed that the directory should be removed if they are really done
 > using the port.
 	I asked myself if I should put this feature in my patch and
 	I finally haven't because it required some extra-stuff
 	(handling optional arguments for @ commands is painful), and a
 	simple '@unexec [ -d ${PREFIX}/etc ] && echo ...' is easier I
 	guess. But that's no problem for me to include that if everybody
 	thinks it worth it.
 > Have you thought about how to solve the boot strapping problems with
 > pkg_install/pkg_delete?
 	I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, I started
 	looking at pkg_install source yesterday at night. Could you
 	give me some pointers about that ?
 > Our nominal pkg_install maintainer is MIA at the moment.
 	Ok, actually I knew eik has been working on it, but I didn't
 	know who was the active maintainer now.
 	I have thought of a new purge command, that would act like
 	dpkg --purge on Debian but AFAIK that would be impossible
 	since it would need persistent package records (that still
 	exists after a package has been removed as long as we have
 	some configuration files for this port in the tree).
 Florent Thoumie
 flz at

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