Subject: Re: pkgsrc and DESTDIR
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1999 22:43:08
>>>>> "Jones" == Chris Jones <> writes:
>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Seebach <> writes:

    Peter> So, if you do a lot of building on a fast box, and install
    Peter> everything in $DESTDIR/usr/pkg/..., will everything work when
    Peter> the DESTDIR in question becomes / on another machine?

    Jones> Probably better to install the package as normal, then "make package",
    Jones> then transfer the package file over to the new machine and do a
    Jones> pkg_add on it.

  Think cross compiling.
  Think about it both for the case where you are doing it for a
different CPU type (in which case, putting stuff in /usr/pkg is really
a bad thing), and for the case where you are building 1.4-current
packages with 1.4.

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