On Sun, 6 Mar 2016, Glen Barber wrote:
On Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 12:39:57PM +0100, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
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
Note, there are valid use cases for deleting all packages, even those
marked as 'precious'. For example, a test chroot(8) or jail(8). So the
'precious' flag would also need an override.
# pkg delete -f --delete-my-precious-yes-i-know-just-do-it-already -a
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