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Re: PKGSRC will be officially supported as of the next release

From: Max Okumoto <okumoto@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:21:34 -0700

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 08:21:33AM +0200, Martin P. Hellwig wrote:

I heartly agree, but I wonder how much it will be the "official" port infrastructure, for example (no intend to bikeshed coloring, as long as its green) I being a long and hardish FreeBSD user found /usr/local the logical places for the installed ports, do we intend to default pkgsrc packages installation to there?

I don't think that would be a good idea nor that FreeBSD's decision was
good either. Separating managed and unmanagaed third-party programs
becomes really handy once you have to use the latter :-)


What I would really like is if we could come up with a pkg library, which programs would query for their install location. Something like Matt's varsym links, but as a portable library. Would this be too difficult?

 * Given a package name return the path to its install location
char *PkgBase(const char pkgname[])

 * Given a package name, and a path rewrite the path using the install
 * location.  Used when it is difficult to rewrite hard coded paths.
 * Assuming the following entires in the pkg database.
 *  pkg         = "gcc"
 *  pkgbase     = "/home/max"
 *  pkghardbase = "/usr/local"      # Only required for packages where
 *                                  # it is difficult to modify the
 *                                  # install base
 * rewrite("gcc", "/usr/local/bin/gcc") -> "/home/max/bin/gcc"
char *PkgBaseRewrite(const char pkgname[], const char path[]);

Max Okumoto

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