On Thu, Mar 03, 2016 at 10:27:00AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 03/02/16 23:54, Glen Barber wrote:
> > Also note (as repeated below), running 'pkg delete -a' will implicitly
> > remove base system packages after they are installed.
> This has the potential for many feet to be shot, given that up to now,
> 'pkg delete -a' would always leave you with a viable system.
> We already make an exception for pkg itself -- you need 'pkg delete -fa'
> to actually remove pkg(8) as well.  (Note to self: this needs to be
> documented in the pkg-delete(8) man page.)
> We should have similar exceptions for the essential bits of the base
> system -- at minimum everything you need to boot the system up and
> install stuff from a package repository.
> We should also have a command line that will remove all ported software
> but leave the base intact.   Maybe by adding '-r reponame' functionality
> to 'pkg delete'?

It is planned to have a "precious" flag for packages which will prevent pkg
delete -a from dropping them

Best regards,

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