Julian Elischer wrote:
I mentioned this before but I think hte answer is to make a change on the way that "meta packages" are displayed by default in pkg.
I like this suggestion both as it applies to base and third party packages and agree that the 'leaf' keyword, once documented, will address the use case fairly well.
If I install the meta package, I really don't want to see all the sub packages tat are unchanged unless I add '-v'. On the other hand if I upgrade a sub package I want to see that in the context of the metapackage. Similarly if I uninstall of the subpackages.
Personally I think the behavior of pkg should remain as it now to avoid breaking existing scripts and aliases i.e., base packages would not be shown without specifying a new flag, say '-b'. This base flag could similarly display only base packages and also recognize the leaf concept. Presumably there should also be a flag to display both third party and base packages, especially with the audit flag, but that could be implemented at a future date without significantly reducing the utility of base packages in 11-RELEASE. Roger _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"